About the Author. Phillip J. Windley is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. Dr. Windley is a nationally recognized expert in using information technology to add value to business. Windley received his PhD in computer science from the University of California, Davis in 1990. Prior to his graduate studies, Windley worked for four years as a nuclear metallurgist and a member of the technical staff at the Department of Energy’s Division of Naval Reactors.
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The cover of Digital Identity shows female masqueraders. A masquerade ball is a social gathering of participants who wear elaborate costumes to hide their true identities.
Such gatherings originally gained popularity as elaborate allegorical pageants, celebrating marriages and other dynastic events of late medieval court life. In Italy, during the 15th century, masquerade balls were extended into costumed public festivities held for members of the upper classes.
Masquerade balls are still held today, although they are less formal. “Costume parties” may very well be a descendant of this popular tradition.
Sarah Sherman was the production editor and proofreader for Digital Identity. Linley Dolby was the copyeditor. Adam Witwer and Claire Cloutier provided ...