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The Creator of the Internet Was A Black Man Named Philip Emeagwali – Google Confirms

https://www.nubianplanet.com/the-creator-of-the-internet-was-a-black-man-named-philip-emeagwali-google-confirms/

And Nana an'nem broke it.  :lol:

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Ok, now black folk have created the internet also.

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Ok, now black folk have created the internet also.

Why not?

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Well, Cap. Are you going to explain why you doubt your own people??

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He's trying to think of a word salad.

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This is, quite literally, an insane statement.

Emeagwali was born in 1954.

First message sent between Stanford and UCLA was sent in October 1969:


Emeagwali, at this time was serving as a child soldier in the middle of a Civil war in Nigeria.

Unless the smartest people in the world were traveling to West Africa to find kids killing each other to solve the issue of Computer Networks, then it wouldnt be possible. :lol: :lol: :lol:

He won a prize in parallel computing using architecture, in 1989, that was never ever used for Mass connectivity in America because, in the UK, the World Wide Web was developed.

In fact look into the 80's, when the foundation of the computer networks were widespread in north america:


In 1984 not a single HBCU is part of the network.

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I don't doubt my people at all. It's just kind of funny how black folk will hang our hats on the least little bit of black participation and then claim it all for ourselves. But I will give M&G credit for the word salad.

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I don't doubt my people at all. It's just kind of funny how black folk will hang our hats on the least little bit of black participation and then claim it all for ourselves. But I will give M&G credit for the word salad.

It comes from an inferiority complex. You see it with the people claiming Africans were doing transatlantic travel before a written language. You have it with people claiming random things in the ancient past too, and now it expands to recent history

This has one problem though:

The development of computer networks is WELL documented.


and the team responsible for developing the world wide web standard:



This isnt ancient history.

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I don't doubt my people at all. It's just kind of funny how black folk will hang our hats on the least little bit of black participation and then claim it all for ourselves. But I will give M&G credit for the word salad.

It comes from an inferiority complex. You see it with the people claiming Africans were doing transatlantic travel before a written language. You have it with people claiming random things in the ancient past too, and now it expands to recent history

This has one problem though:

The development of computer networks is WELL documented.


and the team responsible for developing the world wide web standard:



This isnt ancient history.


After that sensational click bait worthy title, nublinaplanet included this little nugget later in the article...

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It’s hard to say who invented the Internet. There were many mathematicians and scientists who contributed to its development; computers were sending signals to each other as early as the 1950s. But the Web owes much of its existence to Philip Emeagwali, a math whiz who came up with the formula for allowing a large number of computers to communicate at once.

It would have been more credible to have the article reflect this.  I understand this type of reporting is common. My frustration is not only with nubian, but with all media for doing it. You are pushing a narrative that is not complete.

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so it's not reasonable to think that Emeagwali help refine what the good, almighty white folk had already in place?  Yes the title was click bait but was the article inaccurate?

Some folk just luv them some whitey.   ::)

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so it's not reasonable to think that Emeagwali help refine what the good, almighty white folk had already in place?  Yes the title was click bait but was the article inaccurate?

Some folk just luv them some whitey.   ::)

At least you admitted it was click bait. I won't even bother to admonish you on your racist 'whitey' remark.

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so it's not reasonable to think that Emeagwali help refine what the good, almighty white folk had already in place?  Yes the title was click bait but was the article inaccurate?

Some folk just luv them some whitey.   ::)

It didnt refine the "internet" because the internet as we know it was not based on supercomputing, much less what his project did.

This guy won an ACM competition which was NEVER implemented in mass like the vast majority of every other ACM prizes because its done by students just looking to have fun and gain research experience for grad school and to get professor jobs. In fact, he did nothing else with it afterwards. It was such a failure that he FLUNKED OUT of his PHD program by trying to use that research in place of having to apply for graduate examinations and the dissertation afterwards. They laughed him out of the room, and he dropped out when they told him he would have to actually do some more work to become a doctor.

You can actually see his appeal here:
https://law.justia.com/cases/michigan/court-of-appeals-unpublished/1999/19991029-c209841-0058-209841-opn.html

He's no different from the Nigerian "Prince" trying to get your money on the internet.

 

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