I remember reading with much amusement about some of the interesting debacles around the Diebold voting machines in the States (including the infamous monkey hack). At the time I thought: “we New Zealanders would never let those incompetent hacks run such important processes”. How wrong was I?
Today I rocked up to withdraw some money from an ATM, and saw the infamous Diebold logo on top of it. What’s more is that my bank is the government-owned Kiwibank. Ah well, at least I got a receipt for my transaction, which seemed to come out fine despite Diebold’s insistence that paper trails for voting machines was not easy. 🙂