Craig Burton and I spent some time recently figuring out what we could learn from the slashdot community's reactions to the Laws of Identity (reactions which I first discussed here). Our conversation is available in mp3 and in wma (about 17 minutes).
We look at anonymity, and I ask Craig whether people will get the idea that in the digital world, anonymity is a form of digital identity in which there are no claims.
We discuss what Craig calls “the architectural weakness” of schemes based on “deny assertions” – commonly known as “blacklists” or “deny ACEs”.
And Craig says some interesting things about how all of this relates to what Dick Hardt has called Identity 1.0 and 2.0.
When I listened to the conversation I could see that in several places I used the word “identity” when I should have been saying “digital identity”. For example, I talk about identity being a set of claims – when it is digital identity that is a set of claims.
It is essential to be totally precise about these usages, so be sure to slap me around when I get it wrong.