IBM Joins OpenID Foundation Board
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Earlier today the OpenID Foundation announced that IBM, along with Google, Microsoft, VeriSign, and Yahoo!, joined its board to help promote, protect, and enable the OpenID technologies and community.
Even if you haven't heard of OpenID, you're probably very familiar with the problem it's trying to solve: To eliminate the need for multiple usernames across different Websites.
I should know. I'm a password/IDaholic. Having been on the WWW for over 14 years now, I have more passwords and IDs floating around in my brain than I have the neurons to support them.
I've tried to manage my password/ID problem in the past by loading all the passwords/IDs into a spreadsheet, but there are now so many that even that approach has become completely unmanageable. And it wasn't exactly the most secure way of dealing with the problem.
I was going to seek more professional help until I came across OpenID. I have now laid claim to my own personal OpenID identity, and am well on my way to password/ID minimization nirvana.