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August 15, 2008

#463: Voting Machines

Voting Machines

[[First Man sitting at computer reading an article]]

Article: Premier Election Solutions (formerly Diebold) has blamed ohio voting machine errors on problems with the machines’ McAfee antivirus software.

First Man: Wait. “Antivirus software”? On voting machines? {{italics}} You’re doing it wrong.

[[Second Man enters the frame and speaks to First Man]]

Second Man: Why? Security is good, right?

First Man: Of course. But, well-

First Man: Imagine you’re at a parent-teacher conference, and the teacher reassures you that he always wears a condom while teaching.

Second Man: Ah. Strictly speaking, it’s better than the alternative.

First Man: -Yet someone is clearly doing their job horribly wrong.