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RE: (Second) Last Call for XPointer 1.0 <offtopic>

No doubt they smell money.  But the problem 
is still noisy systems and what happens 
when any choice comes down to a difference 
of a few voters.  Reliability and granularity. 
Information systems at their best and worst. 

Like the web and the economy: you can distribute faster, 
but you can't change the rules of distribution.  
They can improve the count by degrees.  A close 
count comes down to a control.  The election.com 
processes may make it worse.  Now election 
officials inspect switch states and count bytes 
instead of chads.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Rafter [mailto:jeffrafter@earthlink.net]

Interesting looks like we will actually put the "all the money and power"
issue to question this time. [1][2]  It's funny though, Sun isn't joining in
on this one despite it's involvement in tracking California's election this
year [3]

[1] http://news.excite.com/news/r/010111/12/news-voting-system-dc
[2] http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/steve/09-26enterprise2000.asp
[3] http://java.sun.com/features/2000/11/calvoter.html