My polycomm knows me

Eric Norlin from Ping just sent me this to consider:


you walk into a conference room; dial into a con call on the polycomm; the polycomm senses your bluetooth phone and (using a discovery service) looks at your personal attribute known as “music preferences”; thus your current favorite music (by how often you listen to it) is downloaded from your “federated” mp3 player — and the hold music while you wait for your fellow con-callers is *your* favorite music.

sound a bit advanced? actually, you could (technically) do this right now with the Liberty Alliance specifications…

It's a great scenario to think through, and exposes all kinds of issues. So my plan is to start drilling into the laws of identity by examining alternative ways to implement this scenario.

For tonight, seems like I'm off to a party. Maybe two.

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Kim Cameron

Work on identity.