Travis Fischer

12/12/2017 - 5:39pm
Age of Geek Column: By now, if you use the internet at all, you've probably heard about net neutrality. For those that need a refresher, net neutrality is the idea that all the data zipping around the internet should be treated equally when it comes to how fast or slow it travels from a web host to your house. Whether it's a heavy bandwidth usage site like Netflix or your own personal...
12/05/2017 - 5:21pm
Age of the Geek Column: In case you hadn't heard, Senate Republicans actually fulfilled a campaign promise by passing a tax reform bill… in the middle of the night… that had been published for review mere hours before… with amendments literally scribbled on the sides of pages. We get the government we vote for. It's...
11/28/2017 - 5:08pm
An unseasonably warm November made for a comfortable evening on the town as the Greater Franklin County Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Friday Uncorked event on Friday, November 24. "It's a genuine Chamber of Commerce kind of day," said chamber director Newton Grotzinger. "We've been blessed with good weather...
11/22/2017 - 12:17am
Age of the Geek Column: Well, that answers that question. For the last couple weeks I've been pondering what it would take to bring Disney to heel. What level of consumer uprising would be required to make the all-encompassing media empire take notice? The answer seems to have finally come in the form of Disney bringing the hammer down on...
11/14/2017 - 10:30pm
Age of the Geek Column: Last week I wrote about the media behemoth that is the Walt Disney Company, lamenting that the company can throw its considerable weight around without much fear of reprisal. After all, what am I going to do if I don't like what Disney is doing as a company? Not see the next Star Wars or Marvel Studios movie? That's...
11/07/2017 - 4:29pm
Age of the Geek Column: So far this year I've gone to the movie theater ten times. Four of those times were to see movies made by Disney related studios. That number will go up to five later this year when the next Star Wars movie comes out. Between Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, and their own theatrical offerings, Disney's power in the movie...
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