Friday, June 09, 2006

Anonymous air travel

On a dare, Jim Harper makes it through security at SFO without presenting any identification.

Notwithstanding the signs asserting that identification MUST be shown for flying in the US, it seems that the real policy is a MAY - either show some approved id or submit to more extensive searches. So, prove your verinymous identity, or stay anonymous but otherwise demonstrate you pose no risk.

I guess the computing parallel would be to be granted root privileges after proving you have no programming ability. I'm in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hate to try and match wits with anyone that uses the word "verinymous", but I would feel safer on an airplane full of anonymous people that have gone through the more exhaustive security check that Jim Harper was subjected to upon announcing that he had no ID.

Similarly, I feel more confident working with programmers and administrators that have proven skills rather than just self-serving industry certifications.

Ian James
Certified IBM Professional
Principal Domino Administrator/Developer