a good backgrounder video
on where the Internet came from and where it may be going:
See especially the part by Larry Lessig about how printing presses in the early days cost about $10,000 in 2007 dollars,
and lots of people had one and published books and pamphlets.
What did the telephone companies have to do with inventing the Internet?
The World Wide Web?
What have they had to do with the Internet from the beginning of time?