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Federation and Cello Tape

Author: Mark Dixon
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
6:47 pm

Ok. Here’s some off the wall insight into how my mind works, or doesn’t work, depending on your point of view.

The Liberty Alliance’s recent announcement of companies that passed Full-Matrix SAML 2.0 Interoperability Testing spoke of building a build a “more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide.”

Ashish Jain reported in his blog today that “trust is the business word for love.”

My niece, Katie Larsen, posted a music video on her blog that suggested “cello tape” (or “scotch tape” to us on the US side of the pond) as a metaphor for love.

Does that mean that identity federation is the cello tape that ties the business world together?

Perhaps Eve Maler could write a song about this to be performed at the next Identity gathering. Eve?

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2 Responses to “Federation and Cello Tape”

    Hi Mark– Y’know, it definitely has possibilities. Maybe something sung to the tune of the Sweet song*:

    Trust is like cello tape
    You use too much you get too stuck
    Not enough and you’re passing the buck
    Trust’s a queer duck

    *Original lyrics here in case I did such a bad job no one recognizes it… 🙂


    Comment by Eve M. on January 2, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks, Eve! Can’t wait to hear you sing it. 🙂

    Comment by Mark Dixon on January 3, 2008 at 7:17 am

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