Re: [76attendees] RFID

"George, Wes E [NTK]" <> Tue, 10 November 2009 01:48 UTC

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I like the concept. I do not have privacy concerns, given that even if you could determine the link between the RFID and my account, for your trouble you are the proud owner of mostly useless information, a lot of which you probably already know. It's not like the system asks for any sort of personal info that could be used maliciously (nor should it).
I would argue that if you are actually that interested in me (or any other attendee) that there are much easier ways to get more useful information about me than to try to compromise a benign RFID system.

I echo John's comments - too many instances of reader issues, site login problems, incorrect room/reader associations leading to incorrect records for this to be quite ready for primetime as a replacement for the bluesheets, but a great idea, and one we should continue to refine.

I would recommend that if the folks undertaking this experiment are willing, we continue with the experiment for the next few meetings in order to work the kinks out and enhance the system (such as populating on Jabber/audio), perhaps with a dedicated mailing list for RFID issues/suggestions.


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From: [] On Behalf Of John G. Scudder
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To: Fred Baker
Subject: Re: [76attendees] RFID

On Nov 10, 2009, at 9:59 AM, Fred Baker wrote:
> What do people think of it? Is it useful/interesting? If we were to

I'll go with "interesting".  As for "useful", so far IMO the rough
edges make this particular implementation a net negative -- in several
meetings I've been in, various RFID reader related gremlins have
interrupted the flow of the meeting.  To get to "useful" the
probability of needing to interrupt your train of thought and futz
with the tech would have to be at least an order of magnitude less.  I
don't mind, that's why it's an experiment.

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