As we created the Geek History website, some topics were a natural, such as the history of the internet and modern electronics at silicon valley. But as we studied Thomas Edison our research became more intertwined with Henry Ford and the automotive industry. we saw that the exploration of automotive innovation and invention was a natural extension of our Geek History website.
At Geek History we give credit to the genius and hard work of the great geeks like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Henry Ford is heralded as one of the founding fathers of the automotive industry and Thomas Edison is praised as the prolific inventor known as the wizard of Menlo Park.
In the world of industrial age technology we look at the often forgotten geeks such as George Westinghouse, who brought electricity to our homes, and Reginald Fessenden, who developed modern radio. We study their contributions to the world.
Much in the same sense that Westinghouse and Fessenden are the forgotten geeks in the shadows of the celebrated Thomas Edison, our study of the automotive industry revealed that Ransom Eli Olds was an often forgotten geek in the shadows of the more well-known Henry Ford. While Henry Ford deserves a lot of credit for creating the Ford Motor Company and the Model T Ford, we learned a lot about the automotive industry and want to mention that Ransom Eli Olds needs to be remembered as well for his invention and innovation in the early twentieth century.
Net Neutrality has had its highs and lows in the news over the years as various bits of legislation have been proposed, and the FCC has made several rulings.
Recently I've been hit with a rash of questions on net neutrality based on concerns that a Donald Trumppresidency will have a great impact on net neutrality.
The person asking the questions seems have some sense that Donald Trump will be overturning net neutrality and shutting down the internet. I don't understand the comments that Donald Trump wants to "shut down the internet." This rash of questions on net neutrality is an interesting study in the panic and paranoia surrounding politics.