Posts Tagged ‘telephone’

Tim Bray has a post up about numbers, and this began as a comment but grew a little too long. I once described telephone numbers as ‘the original digital identity‘. The trouble is that for way too long they were associated to land lines (and hence geographic locations) and then mobiles came along and tied […]

This post has been stewing for some time, and perhaps the fuss today over the launch of the .tel domain gives me a good reason to serve it up. It’s my view that telephone numbers were THE original digital identity scheme. Of course like most pioneering activities things weren’t thought through particularly well, and we’ve […]