How Much Anonymity?
Kevin Salwen on Business
Very interesting piece here at Wired about anonymity on the Web. Bruce Schneier's piece focuses on how much name/address/other info you should have to fill in to make yourself heard -- and more importantly transacted with -- online. A sample:
'The problem isn't anonymity; it's accountability. If someone isn't accountable, then knowing his name doesn't help. If you have someone who is completely anonymous, yet just as completely accountable, then -- heck, just call him Fred.
'History is filled with bandits and pirates who amass reputations without anyone knowing their real names.'
Worth a read.