The Votemaster, the man behind the site that has become impressively popular finally revealed his True Name. He’s Andrew Tanenbaum.

Yes, the famous Andrew Tanenbaum.

That’s a lot of cognitive dissonance for me. He certainly did a very good job of disguising his writing… or at least my mind did a good job of projecting a lot that wasn’t there.

The biggest surprise of the election, as far as I’m concerned.

posted November 01, 2004 02:42 PM (Politics) (7 comments) #


Stanford: Day 40
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Philip Zimbardo on the Psychology of Evil
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November Surprise: The Votemaster is Andrew Tanenbaum
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Although I can see how this would surprising for someone very familiar with Tanenbaum, where does the cognitive dissonance come in? It’s an interesting revelation, but personally, it hardly changed the way I looked at the electoral-vote site.

posted by Adam at November 1, 2004 03:44 PM #

Maybe his HTTP headers don’t list an OS, because he doesn’t want to admit to running Linux.

posted by Joe Grossberg at November 1, 2004 04:05 PM #

Yeah - are you surprised he’s a Kerry supporter?

posted by tunesmith at November 1, 2004 06:16 PM #

I remember following his text books for operating system and networks when i was doing graduation.. It indeed is such a surprise for me.. I would certainly say that he has excelled more than one field in his life and not many persons are as gifted as him.

posted by sanjay at November 2, 2004 08:34 PM #

Looks like Professor Tanenbaum, like most of the liberal media (CNN, CBS, ABC, NPR, etc…) based his “research” on wishful thiking rather than real data.

His site is completely off in many states and President Bush will easily win the electoral vote and the popular vote (by over 3%!).

I am proud of Western Democracies such as Australia, Israel and the United States who have clearly showed that they support leaders who do not hesitate in the war against Islamic Supremacism and the mass murdering bastards from Al-Qaeda and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

For a site that was completely right on every single state, check out:


posted by David Melle at November 3, 2004 01:00 AM #

Human beings are such a sad and pathetic little hairless ape.

posted by Randwolfe at November 3, 2004 02:10 AM #

You’re absolutely right Randwolfe. Countries like Israel and people like David Melle remind us that we are ugly, violent, stupid beasts.

posted by Jack at November 3, 2004 11:04 AM #

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