|OpenID vs. Roboform
||[Sep. 1st, 2006|11:32 pm]
Heh.... CNET Article on OpenID vs the comments on that post:
"You should use Roboform!"
"Upgrade to a Mac and use Keychain!"
"I love Roboform!"
Not quite getting it, y'all.
If that's the sort of mentality you're up against, perhaps you should take out some banner ads...
"OMG LOLZ PUNCH THE MONKEY TO GET A FREE OPENID!!!!!!!!"
The people to sell it to is the website administrators, not the users. I've just set up OpenID on a password-protected website because it's a lot easier than writing all that "forgotten password? click here!" stuff.
Except that every POS php platform out there already supports all that recover your password stuff. The people to sell are all the developers of every CMS/'platform' out there.
i'm pretty sure roboform has a paid robot army that goes out and comments like this, though. so some of this might even be willful ignorance -- the best kind!
2006-09-04 03:04 pm (UTC)
There's a squarepusher (drum'n'bass) video that, within the video (it's more like a short movie) there's a guy watching an interview of the squarepusher guy. The interviewer is Japanese but it's subtitled and he asks: "How do you play all the instruments at the same time?" And he sorta looks left and right and responds: "Don't you understand anything?" I always think of that.
2006-09-05 12:59 pm (UTC)
OpenID is too complicated...
Brad, I found your article after a search for OpenID.
But what is wrong with using a form filler? I am a webmaster, running five different websites, but it took me quite some time to understand the *idea* behind OpenID. How could I ever explain this to the average user of hotmail.com?
PS: I am not a Roboform user. I am a big fan or the iOpus iMacros software, which automates much more than just form filling and is free for an umlimited number of identities (macros);)
2006-09-28 04:23 am (UTC)
Re: OpenID is too complicated...
iOpus iMacros software looks cool but it is far from free. They have a 30 day demo.