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Identity Manager – The Loudest Voice …

Author: Mark Dixon
Saturday, May 28, 2005
9:08 am

The definition of

Identity Manager
“The Loudest Voice inside the head of a schizophrenic.”


So said

Don McMillan
, who bills himself as “the only comedian working in PowerPoint.”

At the Sun CEC conference in February, Don entertained us techies one night with arcane humor appreciated only by those who dream in Java or revel in the elegance of fine HTML code indentation.

My question to Don: What about the rest of Sun’s Identity Management product line?

What about

Directory Server
? Perhaps, “The guy at Mama Roma’s who brings a phone book for my kid to sit on.”


Access Manager
? “That big, bad dude who guards the door to the back room at Mama Roma’s.”

Identity Auditor
? “A shrink who trys to find the Loudest Voice.”

Don, you can use my suggestions if you wish. Or not. But a bit of advice for the next time you address a Sun crowd — use



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