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Ten years later, Paypal is already using personal URLs for money transfer

LID turned 10 years a little while ago. Back in the days, the revolutionary idea was: everyone could have one (or several) user-specific URLs they could print that URL on their business card and all sorts of interesting services could be attached to that URL, such as: single-sign-on into any website standardized transfer of personal…

Drowning in unmanaged personal data

[caption id="attachment_2599" align="alignright" width="150"] Photo by Walter Benson on Flickr[/caption] I don't know what changed, but in recent months, I've started to feel overwhelmed by the amount of personal data that I have an interest in, that I'd like to keep, and that is entirely unmanaged by either me or anybody else. Here are some…

The patient-centric healthcare experience I want

Having been ordered to rest, this is the perfect time to grab the laptop and lay out the experience I would have liked in my most recent encounter with the healthcare system; this time, and every time. I see no earthly reason why we can't have this ... entrepreneurs, please build it! I'll be your…

We Want Root

When you buy an iPhone, do you actually get to own it? Apple is doing its darnedest to make changes impossibe that you might want to do but that they don't approve of, even after you paid a lot of money for the device. Does not sound like ownership to me. It wasn't always that…

The consumer #IoT is mostly gimmicks today

I'm a believer that good things can be made to happen with the Internet of Things, but we are still very, very far away from that, in spite of all the hype. Exhibit A: visiting the hardware store to buy a new thermostat for my house. (Mine gave up this week after maybe 25-30 years…