Last updated on: 10/21/2008 | Author:

Clive Thompson Biography

Contributing Writer for the New York Times Magazine
Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"

“Perfection isn’t possible, of course; every voting system has flaws… The deep, ongoing consternation over touch-screen machines stems from something new: the unpredictability of computers. Computers do not merely produce errors; they produce errors of unforeseeable magnitude.”

“Can You Count on Voting Machines?,” New York Times Magazine, Jan. 6, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine
  • Columnist, Wired magazine
  • Writer, Fast Company and Discover magazines
  • Blogger,, Sep. 2002-present
  • Knight Fellow, Science Journalism Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2002-2003
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Electronic Voting Machines Accurately Capture Voter Intent?