Download - The True Story of the Internet

Download - The True Story of the Internet

Download: The True Story of the Internet is a four-part documentary series hosted by John Heilemann about the modern (post-ARPANET) history of the Internet, in particular the birth of e-commerce.

The four episodes are (according to Wikipedia):

  • Part 1: Browser Wars - The rise and fall of Netscape and its battle against Microsoft
  • Part 2: Search - The rise of Google and Yahoo
  • Part 3: Bubble - The dot.com crash of 2000 and the mainstays of the internet -- Amazon.com and Ebay
  • Part 4: People Power - Peer to peer technology, web2.0, and social networking

I caught this show by chance on Discovery Science recently, and found it fascinating. If you are interested in the birth of e-commerce and some of the largest names on the Interent today, it is well worth a look. The DVD boxset is available on Amazon.com here: Download: The True Story of the Internet.

You can also find out more about the show on the Discovery Science website here: Download: The True Story of the Internet.

John Collins

I have been writing about web technology and software development since 2001. I am the developer of the Alpha Framework for PHP, and the five.today personal productivity app. I love open source, technology, and economics.

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