The Internet is a Western – cowboys, hackers, heros and villians (via @andragy)

“… the mythology of the endless frontier of the internet is as influential, if not more so, than the conscious politics of any group.”

How the Internet embodies the cultural myth of the Western. Provides valuable insights into many of the prevailing, and unstated behaviors driving Internet businesses.

Places many of the Internet movers and shakers into mythological context. Also starts with Australian Comms Minister Conroy as sheriff or Indian. An insightful essay from @andragy.