"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." - Albert Einstein
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Sun To Offer Alternative Online Digital Identity -- Finally, someone besides Microsoft steps up to the plate in recognizing that all electronic transactions revolve around accurately identifying the parties to the transaction. All the noise about directory services (LDAP) still comes down to a common way to accurately identify the "who" component of electronic business and commerce. The Internet community ought to have more than just 2 choices (Microsoft's Passport and the new Sun offering) for credential management service providers. Any other takers out there?
I got my invitation to Google Wave on Friday and finally had a few minutes to check it out last night and today. Started my first wave on "cloud computing." Seems fitting to discuss the topic in a new, cloud-based collaboration platform. Of course, I continue to have dialogs on cloud computing in other media, but couldn't resist trying out Google Wave with such a fitting topic.
Right now I've only got about 5 colleagues in Google Wave along with me, but that'll grow over the next few days. I'll post more observations as my community grows and I have more reasons to work in the environment.
Meanwhile, I'm in it and learning my way around. Stay tuned!