Monday, March 3, 2008

Download: The True Story of the Internet

Tonight I stumbled on Download: The True Story of the Internet. The show is narrated by John Heilemann. I used his book Pride Before The Fall as a text for a technology ethics class. While it was anti-Microsoft, it was still the most interesting and balanced take on the story I found. The students in the class really seemed to like the book, and the discussion that came from it.

I think I'll probably use the book again. Adding this video to the mix will make it even better.

Last May, we scored in getting a speaker who was part of a successful anti-trust class action suit against Microsoft. I wonder what I can do May 2009? I can't find contact info for Mr. Heilemann, but he'd probably be a pretty cool speaker.