Howard Dean's (19 month old) 'smart ID' plan is not very smart at all.
Maybe someone could ask one of these Dean Net Advisory Net guys about it if one should happen to see them.
Actually, when I first heard about it I was very enthusiastic about the idea of the “Net Advisory Net,” a sort of open source advisory group. But has it actually done anything? Or is it window dressing?
Update: Having now been directed to the text of Dean's speech, I think this was a little harsh. I should have said Howard Dean on ID Cards: Not So Bad, but Not So Good.
There’s a Register article on this: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/35126.html