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It’s not a device, it’s me! Klaas Wierenga SURFnet bv Lisbon, May 24th, 2000.

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1 It’s not a device, it’s me! Klaas Wierenga SURFnet bv Lisbon, May 24th, 2000

2 2 People want to…. Get access to their company network whenever, whereever & however Talk to their colleagues, friends, family Meet new people with similar interests Therefore, we need a virtual representation of a physical identity (where am I, where is she, who else is here?), ultimately we may just want to communicate with such a virtual presence ‘Populating the web’ and building communities

3 3 Instant messaging - ICQ

4 4 A succesful community - Napster

5 5 Web-centric - Gooey

6 6 3D - Active Worlds

7 7 Agents - Gossip

8 8 But there is much more… Tunnel software –Altavista tunnel, F-secure VPN+, PGPnet, IPsec Annotation services –Blogger USENET News Bulletin boards SMS!

9 9 But how about standards? IMPP CC/PP MobileIP CellularIP VRML LDAP SIP WebDAV IPsec …

10 10 Testcommunities Web-centric –EduSite portal for teachers in higher education –SKiN information for network managers in the SURFnet constituency IM-centric –GigaPort GPRS-pilot user group

11 11 Conclusion There is a definite need for a sense of presence and awareness on the Internet as the popularity of the examples show, if we really want to put this forward however we need a standards based approach


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