From: Jeff Barr (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Sep 25 2000 - 22:48:45 PDT
John has a good point. One of these things will
end up taking off and it never hurts to stake
your claim early. I know that I should have
grabbed the jeffbarr.com domain when I had the
On the other hand, perhaps the ultimate winner will
win by coming up with a way to handle this ambiguity.
Perhaps it would respond to an ambiguous request
with a query for further qualifying info (asked
in such as way as to not compromise info about
the other folks).
Jeff Barr - Home: 425-836-5624 Office: 425-936-3098
4610 191st Place NE. Redmond, WA
From: John Roberts [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 10:25 PM
Subject: OneName (seems like DigitalMe all over again)
Haven't we been down this road already? As others have said... yes.
Seems like it was only months ago (it was October 5, 1999, according
to the press release) that Novell (remember them?) introduced
This panacea was going to be (is?) most everything OneName is
promising. There are a few differences, but we all want to be the
ones handing out passports to our pretend nations. I want to be
Minister of Silly Walks!
You compare the features:
* A lifetime universal Internet address
* Self-updating electronic business cards
* An intelligent digital wallet
* Automatic recorded privacy contract with every transaction
Stay in touch with the ultimate address book
Always current. Accessible from anywhere, anytime.
Save time with one-click universal updating
Type it once, everybody gets it, and you never miss a beat.
Take advantage of single-click sign-on
Jump right on to your password-protected sites with a single click.
Make online life a snap with automatic form-fill
"Time is money," so this feature is worth its weight in gold.
As this is my first post to FoRK, after several weeks of lurking, I
admit the following, hoping to catch up in one flurry of "confessions":
- I'm happily married.
- First child on the way.
- I'm an omnivore.
- I've only had an email address since 1993, and my first one was an
AOL address. (gasp... ;-p)
- My resume notes that I enjoy reading e-mail lists.
(Good thing I enjoy *reading* -- this is a prolix bunch.)
ps - Despite my skepticism, I grabbed "John Roberts" at OneName all
the same. When you've got a common name (in the USA, anyway), you
need to stake your claim early. Not sure Mr. Whore has the same exact
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