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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 20:03:39 -0500

That is, make sure that the concern about local system
security and individual privacy, doesn't cause one to
overlook the fact that the .NET model wants to encourage
(and even lock in) a strict consumer relationship to online

Seth Johnson

Seth Johnson wrote:
> 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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