Download, The True Story of the Internet

Published on 2010-06-09 by John Collins.

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):

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 Internet today, it is well worth a look. The DVD boxset is available on 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" -

Updated 2021 : note that the above post was originally published in 2010, but is left here for archival purposes. The link to the Discovery Science website is now dead, so I have unlinked it.