I had an interesting ID related experience tonight at an event. The lady filling out the name cards asked for my name. I said “My name is Ian. I – A – N”. I then watched as she wrote “ENIAN” on my name card. I politely corrected her and received a new card. In retrospect, I regret not taking the “ENIAN” card. If anyone had asked me the origin of the name I could have simply pointed to the name card lady. Surely, this process would have gone more smoothly if I had a business card to present at the registration table. I can’t help but think the same would be true for web based transactions.I love it when amateurs think they can design identity systems.
- The name by which the Name Card Lady knows me would be the same as that she asserts to the other attendees. GUID
- He misses an obvious acronym opportunity with NCL (Name Card Lady)
- Not a single mention of 'user-centric' or 'metasystem'.