Posts for February, 2008

What Can’t Be Copied?

Kevin Kelly has a brilliant piece about how, in the times of easy duplication and reproduction, can we perform better than free. He comes up with eight generatives better than free that provide value because they cannot be copied, which can very well be the founding aspects of many well-to-do businesses today. Maintaining the generatives will sustain the value, I think it provides a lot of insight into how ideas can succeed. [Continue]

Is UML Requred For A Good Design?

I do not know how to answer this question. Mostly because I have mixed feelings about UML itself, and partly because I do not think UML directly impacts the design itself. But I have seen instances where diligent use of UML has helped bring in consistency. [Continue]

OpenID With Hardware Authentication

TrustBearer Labs has come up with an OpenID service that leverages authentication devices (via Slashdot) like smart cards, USB tokens and fingerprint biometrics. You can start using the service if you have one of their supported devices. Though I am not sure if hardware authentication will be popular, this service demonstrates a different way in which OpenID can be implemented. [Continue]

Indian Railways On Wi-Fi Track

I have been jealous of those of you who have been surfing on planes or in gardens. Of course there are malls and cafes here in India where this is possible, and there are even talks about WiMaxing the cities, but I miss it the most when I am traveling. Apparently someone in India is thinking about it, as they plan to introduce Net access on a couple of trains and at about 50 stations. [Continue]



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