Sunday, November 04, 2007


The who you are is identification.
The what you are are attributes.
The where you are is geolocation.
The when you are is authentication.
The why you are is philosophy.

Update: In a comment, Toby calls me on equating 'when' with authentication. Admittedly it's more tenuous than the others but the premise was that authentication involves claiming a particular identity 'at a particular time', thus the 'when'.


Anonymous said...

Concise clarity. I like that.

Toby Baier said...

when is authentication? or is that just for the rhyme?

Toby Baier said...

Okay, that explains. Thanks :) And I admit: "when you are (who) is authentication" would have been lame.