Delegating responsibility in digital systems: horton's 'who doneit?'

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Delegation is a fundamental part of human society. If digital systems are to mediate ever more of our interactions, we must be able to delegate responsibility within them. While some systems support the controlled delegation of authority, and other systems support assignment of responsibility, today we have no means for delegating responsibility, that is, delegating authority coupled with assigning responsibility for using that authority. Horton demonstrates how delegation of responsibility can be added to systems that already support delegation of authority-object-capability systems.

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Miller, Mark S.; Donnelley, Jed & Karp, Alan H. June 1, 2007.

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Delegation is a fundamental part of human society. If digital systems are to mediate ever more of our interactions, we must be able to delegate responsibility within them. While some systems support the controlled delegation of authority, and other systems support assignment of responsibility, today we have no means for delegating responsibility, that is, delegating authority coupled with assigning responsibility for using that authority. Horton demonstrates how delegation of responsibility can be added to systems that already support delegation of authority-object-capability systems.

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Miller, Mark S.; Donnelley, Jed & Karp, Alan H. Delegating responsibility in digital systems: horton's 'who doneit?', article, June 1, 2007; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899208/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.