Category Archives: Practical I-Names

Will Norris on Identity and (Non-Recyclable) Identifiers

I could spend this entire week doing nothing but reading and posting about good post-holiday reading of recent blog posts. My theory is simple: over the holiday break, people (well, most people – not me this year) have time to … Continue reading

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Nat Sakimura on OpenID and XRI

Nat Sakimura, who is quietly implementing real user-centric identity solutions in the Japanese market while many others are still talking about them, has posted his concise reasoning why XRI abstract identifiers are the the only really safe identifiers to use … Continue reading

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XRI in a Nutshell

Someday I’m going to write a book about primary challenge with disruptive technologies: they are always starved for resources. In fact, you could argue this chicken-or-egg problem is what defines a disruptive technology: it can’t attract enough development resources until … Continue reading

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Talking XRI with Phil Windley and Scott Lemon

Last week I had a long talk about XRI with Phil Windley and Scott Lemon that they just posted as an IT Conversations podcast. If you ever wanted to know the full XRI story from start to finish (verbally, at … Continue reading

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I-Names, OpenID, and Cardspace

Kim Cameron has done another great post about how Cardspace and OpenID can work together, and specifically about the potential relationship of information cards and XRI i-names and i-numbers. This continued a thread that started with a post I did … Continue reading

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XRI and I-Names: The Good, The Bad, and The Unfinished

I hadn’t blogged yet about the excellent session Salim Ismail led on Creative Uses of I-Names at Internet Identity Workshop two weeks ago, but Phil Windley did, and then yesterday he posted a longer piece about XRI and i-names on … Continue reading

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I-names for anything you want

I-name forwarding service is finally here! At last we’re tapping some of the power of XRI resolution infrastructure — and demonstrating why I named this blog “=drummond”. Following is the new i-name of my blog: http://xri.net/=drummond/(+blog) And following is the … Continue reading

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