Software as Storytelling
Coincidentally, I also stumbled across this book lying on a table at the B&N this afternoon. It examines the history of government secrecy: what gets classified, why, and how it impoverishes our culture.
This is really interesting. I've been watching a lot of paranormal documentaries recently. One of the best was Seth Breedlove's ON THE TRAIL OF THE LAKE MICHIGAN MOTHMAN, which featured several interviews with a folklorist, who studies oral traditions of all sorts, and who made keen observations about how audience attention shapes stories (consciously or not).