On 9/26/07, John L <johnl(_at_)iecc(_dot_)com> wrote:
You can enable this protocol when you need to pair your phone
with another user's phone. Because manual exchange is difficult.
Now I don't understand what problem you are trying to solve. If the two
phones are physically close to each other, we have existing short-range
data exchange systems such as infrared and Bluetooth that work fine. If
the two parties already know each other, there is presumably some existing
communication path such as e-mail they can use to exchange credentials.
On the other hand, if you are trying to solve the introduction problem,
how to establish a channel between two people who don't already know each
other, that's a famous swamp, and taking a couple of phones into the
swamp doesn't change the issues.
Please refer to my first mail. There are three basic problems that I see.
1. You don't want to publish your private information
2. Manual exchange is difficult
3. Face-to-face contact is not always available
The proposed solution is the only one that addresses these three problems.
I can also add that I don't want to use Bluetooth. This is an abstract
solution, i.e. technology independent.
As for your "using e-mail" proposal, I don't understand. In fact you can
use this protocol for distributing an e-mail address too.
John Levine, johnl(_at_)iecc(_dot_)com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com, ex-Mayor
"More Wiener schnitzel, please", said Tom, revealingly.
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