Our first priority is to generate correct election results. That is an absolute. This is not a customer prerogative.
If our customers, or anyone else, has suggestions on how to make our products more flexible without compromising the integrity of the election, the RCR list is at your disposal. I welcome (even enjoy) suggestions that make GEMS easier to use.
Elections, however, are event driven. Ballots need to be printed by a certain deadline, and memory cards need to be burnt by a certain deadline. In short, elections are not flexible. That is the nature of our business. Get used to it.
My job is to write election software. On occasion as an added service I also explain how set-for-election works, even though the feature has been in VTS since the day Global Election Systems was formed. Apparently doing the latter was a mistake. I guess I'll stick to my job description; I am better at coding than support anyway.
But really, I am in too good a mood today to get into a job description debate with you, Juan. I don't think you want that.
Again, if you can suggest a way to design a electronic DRE system that does not have removable media as its primary storage, I will be the first person to champion it.
You'll need to talk to sales about that suggestion. I just write the stuff.