The demise of touch-screen voting has produced a graveyard of expensive corpses: Warehouses stacked with thousands of carefully wrapped voting machines that have been shelved because of doubts about vanishing votes and vulnerability to hackers.
What to do with this high-tech junkyard is a multimillion-dollar question. One manufacturer offered $1 a piece to take back its ATM-like machines. Some states are offering the devices for sale on eBay and craigslist. Others hope to sell their inventories to Third-World countries or salvage them for scrap.
What to do with those darn voting machines?
"States throw out costly voting machines" (AP):
My suggestion: A mausoleum the size of the Great Pyramid out in the desert; it would make an educational roadside attraction.
(Seriously, perhaps they should consider donating a few to the Computer History Museum. Some lessons should be remembered for a while...)
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