Quote of the Day: What is identity?

“the tendency of the walled-gardeners is to force these keys to behave as if they were physical. And we need to move into the 21st century and push back. Hard. Like we had to push back on being able to choose our PINs and change them. Like we had to push back on being able to keep our phone numbers regardless of carrier or provider. Can you imagine a mail provider telling you that you couldn?t redirect mail either from or to the mail account they provide to you?”
JP Rangaswami, writing about the four pillars of virtual identity(the ‘keys’) and how users need to be able to control their own identity tags in Confused of Calcutta.
(Note, this whole post is worth a good read).