The irony in all this is that Cisco really nailed this concept with another initiative called directory enabled networking , back in the 1990s.
In the end, it doesn't matter what you call it, identity-based networking will supersede vendor-based initiatives and become mainstream over the next few years.
For instance, the system would know to put a Home Depot ad with a video showing how to redecorate a kitchen.
And in those gaps, delightfully vintage media like Fake Steve Jobs are able to pop up.In the intervening years, the NAC concept gained popularity, drove tremendous VC investment, and most recently came crashing down in a micro boom-to-bust cycle. Out of the ashes, NAC is slowly changing and moving in the right direction toward identity-based networking.Rather than a myopic security tool, identity-based networking initiatives: Span the enterprise.Rockers turned social crusaders Bono and The Edge, according to Fake Steve, are prone to bar fights . But take away the push-button publishing, the RSS feeds, and the post tagging, and look at the bigger picture: Fake Steve, as a concept, is downright old-school. In a culture captivated--obsessed, even--by the antics of high society, an anonymous satirist starts publishing over-the-top missives purporting to be from an insider in that privileged niche.In the process, the faux-mogul skewers political elites, entertainers, business titans, and ordinary people in a way that's at once outlandish and provocative, hilarious and appalling. Were it the 19th century, or heck, the 1990s, the satirist's medium of choice likely would've been a serial or set of letters in a major news outlet.