Author Archives: Drummond Reed

About Drummond Reed

Internet entrepreneur in identity, personal data, and trust frameworks

Acupuncture for Oso

It’s all but impossible to relate to the scope of the destruction from the mudslide last week outside Oso, only an hour to the north of our house in Seattle. But Bill Wulsin (whose sister Virginia Lee sent me a guest post … Continue reading

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Her

My wife was reluctant to see Her because she thought it might simply be a quirky story that had garnered favor with the Hollywood in-crowd. I convinced her to go only after Spike Jonze won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. … Continue reading

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Understanding Ukraine

[At a friend's 60th birthday party last weekend, I met his sister Virginia Lee who had been in the Peace Corps in Ukraine 5 years ago. I asked her about the unfolding situation there, and her answer so enlightened me … Continue reading

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The Seattle Seahawks Leave No Doubt

After two weeks of reading about the NFL’s #1 all-time offense playing the #1 defense, my favorite stat from the Super Bowl was: Denver 8 – Seattle Defense 8 It simply leaves no doubt.

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On Time

Although I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, I am a fan of continuous improvement or Kaizen (taught to me by Vince Caluori, who spent 30+ years practicing it at Boeing). So I look at the holidays as a … Continue reading

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Gravity

It’s hard for a major Hollywood film with big stars and flashy trailers not to over-telegraph the story and under-perform the hype. Gravity does not fit that mold. In fact, it does not fit any mold. It is breathtakingly original … Continue reading

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Another Post about Vacation Mind (and Email Sabbaticals)

Every year I come back from vacation wanting to doing another post to remind myself just how essential they are. Not just to one’s mental health and well being. But to one’s productivity, however you measure it. In short, vacations … Continue reading

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What Was Google Thinking??? (A Rant about the Gmail Editing Toolbar)

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for 6+ months now. Since it’s a sunny Sunday morning in Seattle before I leave on a week’s vacation, I’m finally letting loose. Here’s the bee in my summer bonnet (which has stung … Continue reading

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The Way, Way Back

Time’s so tight these days (putting my boys through college and working on Respect Network) that I only have time to blog about the really special movies. The Way, Way Back is one of them. My wife and I saw it last … Continue reading

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T.Rob and I Have Another Vulcan Mind Meld and This Time I Didn’t Even Know It

So if you like that wild Vulcan mind-meld stuff (that Zachary Quinto now does as well as Leonard Nimoy did—both are stellar in the latest Star Trek), you’ll love this. Yesterday on my new Respect Network blog I did a post … Continue reading

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T.Rob Wyatt Explains the Respect Trust Framework (and May Not Even Know It)

How to explain how we got here? I wrote a blog post called Please Send Wicked Simple Email inspired by the jaw-dropping great messages T.Rob Wyatt was sending to the VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) and personal cloud mailing lists. I lobbied for T.Rob’s … Continue reading

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Please Send Wicked Simple Email

My day job right now involves developing newer, smarter forms of Internet messaging. But until that’s available (stay tuned), we’re still stuck with email. After 20 years of averaging a third of every working day doing email, I realized I … Continue reading

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The Second Personal Cloud Meetup

[UPDATE: See the detailed writeup on this meetup (including highlights from all 7 talks) posted to the Respect Network website.] The first Personal Cloud Meetup in San Francisco last month was so successful that the second one is upon us already. Hosted by … Continue reading

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The Real Killer App for Personal Clouds

I’ve been working for several years now on building infrastructure for personal clouds (that’s the entire goal of the Respect Network based on the Respect Trust Framework). I’ve helped design, discuss, and debate dozens of powerful new apps for personal clouds (see several that were … Continue reading

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Book as API: A Perfect Job for XDI

When we first started working on XDI at OASIS in 2004, the goal was a standard format and protocol for data sharing. We were thinking mostly about the data that was already in databases and other conventional data sources. But now … Continue reading

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Trillions – The Video

(Update 2013-02-12: I’m halfway through the book now and it’s only getting better.) Setting a new precedent here – blogging about a book even before I’ve finished reading the first chapter. But I’m reading Trillions at the recommendation of several … Continue reading

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Anil John’s Crystal Clear Thinking about Identities, Attributes, Tokens, and Credentials

After a decade in digital identity, one of my overwhelming takeaways is that the subjects at the very heart of the field — identities, attributes, tokens, credentials — are an order of magnitude (at least) more complex than they appear … Continue reading

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KRL and XDI: Digital Chocolate and Peanut Butter

I’ve been working with Phil Windley on key issues in digital identity and trust networks for a long time now, and particularly closely in the past year since Kynetx became one of the first Founding Partners of the Respect Network. But rarely have I … Continue reading

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The Difference Between a Personal Cloud and a Personal Data Vault

In August I did a short post sharing an insight about what cleanly distinguishes a personal cloud from what the VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) community has long called a personal data store or PDS. A few years ago it appeared the popular … Continue reading

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Filiberto Selvas on Personal Clouds

Following on the heels of Jeff Kramer’s vision for personal clouds, Filiberto Selvas, author of the SocialCRM blog, shares his view of the potential of personal clouds. Filiberto was introduced to me by Respect Network advisor Chris Carfi, so unlike Jeff, Filiberto and … Continue reading

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