Archive for the 'elections' Category

Oct 31 2012

Our New Downtown Library

Published by under AnnArbor,books,education,elections

I’m really excited about the plans to build a new downtown library, and I wanted to share some of my personal thoughts about this. The Library has developed a concrete plan for how a new library will benefit this community, arrived at through 5 years of analysis and public comment. Among the items on the capability side that […]

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Aug 23 2007

Venetian Election Protocol

Published by under elections,security

Bruce Schneier has pointed out an interesting analysis of the protocol used to elect the Doge of Venice from 1268 until the 18th century (pdf). It is quite complicated, involving 10 rounds of expanding the college by election and shrinking it by lot. The paper was prompted by research into computer networks that must elect […]

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