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OpenID vs. Roboform [Sep. 1st, 2006|11:32 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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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!"

Heh.

Not quite getting it, y'all.
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[User Picture]From: dan_lane
2006-09-02 07:39 am (UTC)
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!!!!!!!!"
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[User Picture]From: ciphergoth
2006-09-02 09:28 am (UTC)
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.
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From: ext_9734
2006-09-03 06:15 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: anildash
2006-09-02 10:49 pm (UTC)
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!
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From: evan
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.
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From: (Anonymous)
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?

Frank

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);)
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From: (Anonymous)
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.

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