Funny to see kids who are young enough to not remember there being no internet or world wide web using this forum to argue with each other. Maybe I'll get around to watching the free clip, because I love the movie!
The technology that comprises the "internet" was invented in America during the 1960's. It's the "World Wide Web" (or "Web" or "www") that was developed at CERN in Switzerland by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau. Many people are under the misconception that the "web" IS the "internet" because it's become the most visable part in use today, but the two are NOT one and the same.
"The origins of the Internet reach back to the 1960s when the United States funded research projects of its military agencies to build robust, fault-tolerant and distributed computer networks. This research and a period of civilian funding of a new U.S. backbone by the National Science Foundation spawned worldwide participation in the development of new networking technologies and led to the commercialization of an international network in the mid 1990s, and resulted in the following popularization of countless applications in virtually every aspect of modern human life. As of 2009, an estimated quarter of Earth's population uses the services of the Internet."
This podcast puts in more depth of what the movie is about, and the videos explain themselfs. If your a fan of the movie you will injoy this podcast.
By the way,
If you keep watching the video with the "chick" it discribes why the video is there in the first place.
I found this FREE podcast to be pretty insightful as far as the film. If you're a fan, definitely pick it up. Also, if you're going to complain about America, you might as well not use iTunes or the internet at all for that matter, seeing as we invented BOTH of them, as well as modern media.