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Re: [Vrs-development] on a freestanding LDS

From: Seth Johnson
Subject: Re: [Vrs-development] on a freestanding LDS
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 19:43:18 -0500

I think the useful distinction here is not users/providers,
but information consumers/information producers.  What
you're ultimately concerned with is assuring that all
computer and communications technology users have the full
ability to not only access and consume information, locking
people into that relationship, but also to make productive
use of information, delivering information in new forms.

Seth Johnson

Bill Lance wrote:
> The question boils down to what do we want to do.
> Everyone on the net has a two faced relationship with
> it. We can be both users and providers.  Most
> certainly, most individuals are usually thought to be
> completely users. But more and more, they are also
> providers of at least personal information.  And the
> direction pointed in by .NET and Passport, and b2c
> systems in general, suggests that that level of
> providing persoanl information will increase.  And
> that it will be less and less a matter of filling that
> information into a web form and more and more of it
> being plucked by an rpc of some type from some
> server.


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