Growing up in an oil-rich nation and understanding how oil is drilled, Emeagwali decided to use this problem as the subject of his doctoral dissertation. But supercomputing and the Internet are very different areas.
It's been around for a long time for government use before the decision to make it for commercial public use... Our best connection in and out of the home. Is Al Gore black?
Have you ever e-mailed yourself important files and used your inbox as an archive of sorts, going back to retrieve files as needed? The success of this record-breaking experiment meant that there was now a practical and inexpensive way to use machines like this to speak to each other all over the world.
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Yes, further improvements to the Internet have certainly been made since then— but Emeagwali did not make them. It's the highest calling, to be in technological innovation. Here are some of the people behind the modern internet — and the inventions that made this revolutionary communications tool possible.
He retired from McDonnell Douglas in 1989 and formed the nonprofit Bootstrap Institute, now known as the Douglas Engelbart Institute , an organization dedicated to promoting a collective approach to problem-solving. There were many mathematicians and scientists who contributed to its development; computers were sending signals to each other as early as the 1950s.
So Emeagwali won for his second-place entry. Why black people use all the things white people invented and celebrate white man's Christmas?
The amazing degree of unanimity that greets such a simple declaration is, paradoxically, the biggest impediment to progress in antispam standards.
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