Monday, July 18, 2011

Download: The True Story of the Internet

Download: The True Story of the Internet is video collection giving the inside scoop of the web and the big names who founded it, fund it and use it. Host of the Discovery series, John Heilemann, puts it best when describing the development of the internet when saying, " follow the money."

While watching the "Search" video, it was interesting to see how search engines started and then later fell; giving rise to Google. Standford seems to always be sitting on the next genius goldmine, while big wig investors always seem to be initially turning them down.

The Power People video was very informative. The battle between the music industry and Napster set the stage for iTunes. I was shocked though that there was no agreement made with Napster though to purchase music; seeing how big of an audience was already there to listen.

Hopefully the future of the web will continue to build upon user interaction and communication. It has already led to so many voices being heard. It provides a collective knowledge. I expect many changes in not only the world wide web but the world. I feel lucky to be apart of it.

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