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Post Number: 51
Best of Black Box? N/A
Votes: 0 (A keeper?)
|Posted on Monday, October 9, 2006 - 10:52 am: ||
"Man Of The Year" starts next week, with electronic voting as a major plot point.
They made up a voting machine vendor called "Dietronic" or something :D.
Quoting from the review:
"Man of the Year" doesn't make protagonist Tom Dobbs a mental case — it's ultimately too feel-good about the rallying effect of a court jester hero to have real bite — but it wants its political downer bona fides, hence a subplot about a sinister Diebold-like corporation with scarily buggy electronic voting machines. Ouch. And therein lies the paradox of enjoying political comedy: wanting to be entertained, wanting our views reinforced and sincerely hoping none of it comes true."
Post Number: 5745
Best of Black Box?
Votes: 1 (A keeper?)
|Posted on Monday, October 9, 2006 - 11:13 am: ||
This should be interesting. I am anxious to see it -- if done well, a vehicle like this can help achieve critical mass towards swinging the pendulum back to citizen control, away from corporate & government secrecy.
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