Hobart King is a geologist by trade with a curiosity for all things digital. "I have a PhD in geology," he shares, "and worked as a practicing geologist for 15 years and taught as a professor for 20 years - I actually taught the second online class ever in Pennsylvania.".
Hobart started experimenting with websites in the mid 1990s, and when in 2005 he found out the domain Geology.com was up for auction, he knew he needed to buy it. "I went home and told my wife I wanted to buy the website," he recalls, "so we scraped together as much money as we could and actually won it in the auction. I was thrilled."