August 13, 2009
As a bell head the concept of state was indoctrinated into me. I am not sure if this was through Osmosis, the continue using of the Bell System Practice as a head rest, or the "My Network" mentality.
Today the peers run rampant on my machine. I get a .vcf file or an AIM message and you would think I was dealing with the bankers of the old lending tree add. (I would use the old WaMu ad but the bankers were all clustered in those ads).
Particularly annoying right now is Plaxo. Which seems to have lost its state awareness on the fact that I downloaded the integrated app to my address book and yet everytime i get a .vcf pops up again.
Other nonsense includes the ability to take from Google but not push to Google. (Not sure why Google has not taken this problem on themselves).
The continual facebook loss of my password (and my mistrust of anything that claims to be facebook).
And of course my Apple Time Machine, that has decided I have to reinput all my license keys after the fiasco of the stolen machine.
I want control of my identity and I want control of the identity systems independent of software packages.
I thought the data portability group was going to bring me something to this end, but they seem to have other issues that motivate them. OpenID in theory should be this, but so far the services seem to have more control than the users.
I think this should all be linked to a presence enginge managing presentity with a key chain to my devices. I have not seen anything like this as independent service, but maybe I am wrong.
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