Tuesday, November 02, 2004

God Help us...every one.

This is not a joke - this photo was taken TODAY in a Santa Clara polling location. This is a camera phone image as of 9 am this morning PST. (taken from BoingBoing.net)

BB reader Brian Nicks says, Want to know what this image is? It's a picture I took with my cellphone-camera of an electronic voting machine screen. I took it today when I went down to vote for the next President of the Unites States in Santa Clara California. The screen says "Vote Save Error #9. Use the Backup Voting Procedure." A news crew was on hand to film Californians using the voting machines. I pointed to this particular screen and said "There's your story - right there. I just took a picture of the screen and plan to share it with 6.4 billion of my closest friends on the Internet tonight. I suggest you do the same." To my astonishment, the cameraman did shoot some footage of the screen, though I don't know what was shown later on television. Now that I've told you the story behind the picture, I need not mention the maelstrom of thoughts that go through my head whenever I look at it - the picture is testament enough. The next revolution will not be televised. The next revolution will be blogged.
Link to full sized image

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1 comment:

kizzy said...

PS. I voted Kerry/Edwards and a reluctant Pelosi/Boxer for senate...both of them betrayed me by voting for the war (unapolgetically I might add) but when it's choosing between two lesser evils - I'll stick to the one that has a slightly more predictably liberaly track record.