11:48 am - Well... I voted.
No, I didn't use the stupid computer-based voting system.
I don't trust them, and I build
them for a living. I know
just how fallable they are.
So I asked for a paper ballot, got a very interested/amused look from the staff (young, male geek wearing sandals, t-shirt, ragged jeans in a subcompact car, carrying a cell phone and PDA, asking for a paper
ballot?!?) until I said, quite flatly, "I build and program computers for a living. I don't trust them to have the only copy of my vote."
That, and there was a 20-minute wait for the computer-ballots, while both 'paper' booths were empty and unused, so I was out of there in under 5 minutes. When I left, the paper booths were being used evenly as well at that point, so I think I turned the tide, so to speak, at least for a moment. :-)2 comments