I spent Tuesday in DC at the NTEN – Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network conference on Data Integration. Andy and I were at the morning session on open standards. We both got comments afterwards that our comments and information about i-names and XDI were better then the content of the panelists. Andy had this to say about his learnings.
They are all talking about how to better tether their horses to their carts. I tried to tell them about carsâ€¦ They wanted to know how you tether a horse to a car…There needs to be a real paradigm shift. Itâ€™s going to take some time, and a lot of work. The glimmer of hope; there were a few people there that really got it. Together with those few people I think we can move this stuff forward by leading by example.
I got to reconnect with Ed Batista the former ED of NTEN and now Director of Attention Trust (he also is 1/2 time at Beconfire as a consultant). He specifically mentioned Eric’s article about Web 3.0 looking at Identity and Web 2.0.