Friday, November 16, 2007

What a blague!

I'm sitting in the LAX airport - what a hole - waiting for my flight to Seattle so I'm doing e-mail, of course. I happened to come across this and said to myself "What a joke!". For some reason my brain burped and the French word (or is it a Quebecois word?) for joke popped out: blague

So here's the blague...

The OASIS IDtrust Member Section, http://www.oasis-idtrust.org/ , is pleased to co-sponsor the 7th Symposium on Identity and Trust on the Internet (IDtrust) 2008 – formerly known as the PKI R&D Workshop. The event will occur on 4-6 March 2008 at the NIST facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

What cracked me up was the "formerly known as the PKI R&D Workshop". So my question to myself was: Is this just simply a PKI R&D Workshop warmed over to attract more people to it or is it really about Identity and Trust on the Internet? I agree with the rename from a marketing perspective. Imagine Kentuck Fried Chicken being marketed as "Hot, Dead Chicken" - they might want a rename, too.

I thought 2007 was the year of PKI so why rename the workshop? (Some old timers will get this blague, I hope)

Have a good weekend everyone. I'm glad you're not sitting here at LAX with me.

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1 comment:

Dave Nesbitt said...

The word PKI is BANNED. It is NOT ALLOWED. Did you see Earl Perkins' latest hype curve for Identity Management? PKI is not there (or at least wasn't there when I saw it on a webinar recently). There are mentions of certificates here and there, but PKI itself seems to have been EXPUNGED from history.

PKI does not exist, it has never existed, you are imagining things. Eurasia has always been at war with Oceania.