Every so often we reach what seems to be one of those special inflection points in time: a period that acts like a gravity field for change. June was such a month for me. First my oldest son graduated from Seattle Waldorf School. Then we launched the i-names global registry service at the Berkman Identity conference. I returned that weekend to Seattle to begin preparation for my brotherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wedding the following week, only to learn the news that my mother passed away from advanced emphysema. We put together a beautiful service for her, followed the next day by my brotherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wedding, which was equally inspiring.
But by the 4th of July it was time to just take a deep breath and watch the fireworks dissipate into the clear night sky. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be digesting these events all summer.
In the meantime, however, this digital identity infrastructure weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been building is starting to happen for real. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like finally beginning construction on a large bridge once all the engineering and site prep is done: each new piece put in place enables many more pieces to be put into place. Having a full commerical-grade global XRI registry/resolution service up and running is just such a step. This summer I plan to start blogging more about some of the other pieces XRIs and i-names can now fit into.