Andre Durand

Discovering life, one mistake at a time.

Archive for December, 2004


December 28, 2004 By: Andre Category: Life

I’ve been watching in shock the video’s and news surrounding the Tsunami. Children, life… they are so fragile and so precious.    

Timing of Personal Identity

December 07, 2004 By: Andre Category: Ping Identity

There appears to be a resurgence of energy, discussion and initiatives aimed at tackling personal identity. While I’m a believer that people will indeed care about and actually actively manage their digital identity (their distributed personal information), I’m generally skeptical that it will occur “in-mass” in the near term. That said, John Udell in a December 3rd article on InfoWorld describes one of the more compelling drivers I’ve heard about for actively managing ones personal identity information when he states, “But when others assert facts (attributes) about you — as they increasingly will — the tide could begin to turn. Individual acts of self-defense may ultimately combine to bootstrap the semantic Web (or active management of ones personal identity).”