Biometric USBs

In some ways this seems like a bit of a kludge, but I’m interested to hear if anyone is seriously investigating using biometric USBs on their campus as a combined way of providing authentication to network resources, secure data storage for personal files, and customized ‘thicker’ clients for end users. Given how low some of these prices are getting (see here, and here and here, and those are for buying them one at a time!) and the fact that some campuses seemed willing to give away an ipod at the start of term, it seems to me that it could be a worthwhile short-term (2-3 year) approach that could enable some interesting things at reasonably low cost. Or not. Just thinking out loud here. It’ll all make sense some day đŸ˜‰ (Apologies for not having comments enabled. The spammers brought that down almost a year ago and instead of trying to get MoveableType spam-proofed, which proved difficult, I am moving to WordPress in the new year. ‘Til then, email will have to do.)SWL

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Biometric USBs