The Death Knell of OpenID.

It feels like just yesterday we were debating including OpenID support in a client’s application. Now, it’s been so thoroughly trashed the thought is anathema. 37signals on dropping support for OpenID:

We’re sad to see OpenID go. The promise was grand. Life would be simpler if we only had one login, but in this case, the cure was worse than the disease.

I was one of the people who used OpenID at 37signals to support multiple accounts. Now that single sign-on is handled by 37signals ID, I guess I can retire it. Not that they’re giving me a choice.