Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New York City Voting Machine Problems - Implementation? We Don't Need no Stinking Implementation Plan!

I've spoken out before on voting machines and the related quality issues which cause me concern. So, this article caught my eye. It seems that today in New York there were major problems (not glitches) in the rollout of new voting machines. One might think perhaps the cause was software or hardware related. However, upon reading the account, it seems that the problem was largely in the implementation.

$160 million spent and this was the result.

I like the "teachable moment" and this is one. It doesn't really matter how good the software if you don't have the hardware plugged in!


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