Friday, October 29, 2004
electronic voting is mindreading
Paper voting happens in the external observable world.
Paper voting is like asking a friend to hold up a number of fingers he selects.
You look, and count them, 1-2-3.
Electronic voting is like asking a friend to imagine holding up some fingers and then having him tell you how many he held up, in his mind.
There is no way you will ever know if he was telling the truth.
(Unless you're the Amazing Kreskin.)