Monday, June 1, 2009

Loki's Net

Every culture has its Trickster myths because Trickster lives on the edge of what the rest of us perceive as "real." He crosses boundaries so often and with such ease, not to mention panache, that our own boundaries expand because of him. Trickster is "the doorway leading out, the spirit of the road at dusk" (Lewis Hyde) that doesn't belong to any town but is in-between all towns; the province of thieves and spies. Here's an updated version of an old Trickster tale that I think is particularly relevant to the topic of this post--the national security risks associated with a more open Government in general and social software in particular.

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