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Simon Willison has been pimping openID a few times in the last week and does a pretty good job at describing what it is, and how it works.

What concerns me is that it’s coming across as a bit of a wasted effort, to this cynic. The .NET passport generated by Microsoft was supposed to be the big effort at making everything work with consolidated login credentials, and I fear that its failure has tainted the one-stop-login shop, especially now there are things like autocomplete, credential vaults, and so forth.

Time will tell.