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Kim and Dick Don’t Get It

Dick says

Yes, these are Apples and Oranges. That is the point we are all making. Google and Microsoft did different things. Microsoft is making sure they don’t create an identity silo. Google is deepening the one they have. What Google did make it easier for users to consume Google services from other sites. An Identity 2.0 vision would be great to see.

So, Dick, show me how to do this: if I want to use a Microsoft service, I see no federated mechanism allowing me to do that. You seem to assume that there will be one day – but on what basis? If Microsoft aren’t committed to using their own technology, why do you expect anyone else to be using it?

Kim thinks I had a bad hair day

I dont understand why Ben wants to confuse a service offering like Windows Live ID with a cross platform technology initiative like the Identity Metasystem.

Perhaps things will be easier if I use Kim’s words to explain myself: I don’t understand why Kim, Eric and Dick want to confuse a service offering like Google Authentication with a cross platform technology initiative like the Identity Metasystem.

Is that a little clearer, chaps?

1 Comment

  1. “You seem to assume that there will be one day – but on what basis?”

    I guess, he’s assuming on the basis that he’s working on that and that his work will eventually be successful.
    The other basis is the Identity Metasystem and the various standards that have been proposed. What’s left is waiting for a driver as the technology is about to be tested in a larger environment (for which it was originally designed). Google could help and become a major driver.

    Comment by Don — 24 Jul 2006 @ 13:55

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