October 5, 2010


The hubris of programmers

by Nori
Categories: Government, Programming, Wising up
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It appears we aren’t yet ready for internet voting. The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics opened an Internet-based voting system for a week-long test period only to shut it down a few days later.  Hackers were invited to take a whack at the security and some bright soul was able to “improve” the programming, having it play the University of Michigan’s fight song at the completion of voting.  Oops.

Maybe Washington should consider open source programming to problem solve.