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By Joe Andrieu on August 25, 2017
Understanding Identity through Function This is the second of a regular column on Identity for the People Centered Internet. In the first column, I introduced the idea of Functional Identity as a way for ordinary people to discuss identity, with this definition: Identity is how we keep track of people and things, and in turn, […]
By Joe Andrieu on June 14, 2017
Ten years ago I wrote a blog post that captured a key architectural insight at the core of VRM: putting the user at the center of integration not only improves the quality of services, it simplifies our systems. The article captured the gestalt of VRM and helped catalyze a range of conversations that still shape the VRM approach.
Since then, we have seen a lot of progress. Here are a few standout examples.
By Joe Andrieu on June 12, 2017
Identity is one of the most important constructs of society. It’s also one of the hardest to discuss. It is how we keep track of people and things and, in turn, how they keep track of us. When we build identity systems without a core understanding of identity, we risk inadvertently compromising human dignity.
By Joe Andrieu on January 10, 2017
Rigor is your friend. When defining the requirements for a system, its best to avoid detail and focus on rigor instead. Endless prescriptive details are the bane of good requirements. What to do or not do. Features. Capabilities. Constraints. So many things you can say that its hard to tell what to focus on. Too […]