History began to change around the new millennium. Connectivity and ethics brought out debates over the status of historical knowledge. The truth about the past became a central issue as ideas of optimistic history and objective analysis in history evolved. Ethical problems evolved such as David Irvings case. This did not prevent the stage of history from being changed by the addition of the internet as a new resource. The ability to connect and store whole databases of resources helped spread this development. Other developments in the understanding of history off the page are changing stories for other media.