Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Identity systems as fried pastries
Pete (like Mark before him) jumps on the toroidal shape I used to depict the "spatial scope" of identity systems.
All I can say is that these shapes, misleading as they may be, are better than my first attempts at 3D drawing.
Speaking of Canadian pastries, Tim Hortons sells Timbits, tiny 'bite-sized' donuts. Timbits are sometimes presented (by me at least) as the remnants of the donut manufacturing process - the mythical 'bit' from the middle that would be otherwise discarded.
An offering of questionable value and necessity made viable by positioning in opposition to a well-established existing solution - purportedly filling holes in these existing alternatives? I'm just glad the identity standards industry is beyond such shenanigans.