Mentioned on DotNetRocks
I e-mailed the DotNetRocks guys a few months ago about Kim Cameron, they guy behind Microsoft's new Identity initiative. They interviewed him on DotNetRocks Episode 176 (4/25/06) and read my e-mail about the show on episode 177. Bottom line - my e-mail prompted the interview. Cool!
Kim Cameron is soft-spoken, but he's got a very imporant message. He was one of Microsoft Passport's more vocal critics, and Microsoft's leadership was very wise to respond to his criticism by hiring him. InfoCard is Passport done right because it's totally different. InfoCard isn't "Son of Passport", it's the Passport slayer. Passport was a single sign-on system, but InfoCard is an identity meta-system that helps you maintain control of your identity and present portions of it when and where you want. A decidely non-sexy topic, but it's going to revolutionize what we can do on the internet. Carl and Richard did a great job with the interview - who woulda thunk a discussion on digital identity could be fun?
Grab yourself a double espresso, crank the DNR interview - you can skim Kim's Laws of Identity while you listen. If you're still lookin' for more, you can check out Kim's IdentityCard demo. Here's The Gillmor Gang show that first introduced me to Kim Cameron back in 2004.