Dell to manufacture electronic voting systems

Well, maybe the next election won't suffer from the poorly designed ballots used in Florida. According to NY Times, Dell started selling the electronic ballot systems they are building with Hart InterCivic Inc. The eSlate voting device is an electronic tablet (think huge pda) with a jog wheel and and some large, clearly labeled buttons. Follow the eSlate link above and click on the zoom link to see the device. I don't know why they didn't just make the devices touch screens. I wonder if the jog wheel will cause any confusion -- it's not a commonly used input device.