May 3, 2005

Diagrams of Identity

The Technorati Identity tag lead me squarely here at Nancy White's photo blog w/flickr.

Since I tend to think pictorally, just like this (and have a growing collection of mind-maps myself), I thought I'd blog this one up the stack a bit (and a mental bookmark).

What this map really demonstrates is the true relativity of Identity. Given some completely different context, the map shows compliance, strong authentication, and patient privacy.

So Nancy, the next time you make this great diagram centered on Identity, push the edges a bit, and lets see how diverse these perspectives really are! I'd bet some would recoil and others rejoice! I cannot help but wonder if Identity Perspectives will ever allow Identity Commons?


At 5/03/2005 9:05 PM, Blogger Nancy White said...

Peter, thanks for your reflections on the map. For a bit more context, this constituted my notes for an open space session I called on culture which merged with the group on identity at Microsofts Social Computing Symposium. SO it reflects the input of about 15 smart people with me as scribe.

I too, would like to push/explore the edges. I've got a little try that I'll post over on my blog at, ok? Maybe we can play with this idea a bit.

But I concur - it can either/both make us cringe or dance in delight.


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