Philip Emeagwali (invented the internet) https://www.youtube.com/user/emeagwali/videos
Holy fuck this guy is a typical 60 I.Q'd version. Extremely uninformed.
Dear All: I have always stayed away from the Emeagwali controversy simply because I do not enjoy watching Nigerians/Africans pull each other down-- (ala our famous PHD syndrome.) However there are some instances when we must speak up or else the work of our true heroes, --the genuine achievers become rubbished by association when the falsehoods perpetrated by some of us are finally discovered. I was also for many years taken in by the Emeagwali Phenomenon and Internet self promotion. I looked him up on the Internet and I was impressed by all the citations. In the summer of 2002, I was approached by the Executive of the Nigerian Community Association in Toronto to help find a keynote speaker who can helpmotivate our youths at the Annual Independence Day celebration, I had no other person in mind but Dr Phillip Emeagwali. However, after finally tracking him down I was shocked when he informed me of the costs for him to appear in Toronto to speak to our youths: a) Two return business class tickets for himself and his assistant b) Round the clock limousine service from the moment he lands at the airport until he departs. c) $10,000.00 speaking fee. d) Hotel Accommodation--two rooms After pleading with him, he promised that he would grant some discount on his speaking fee because he would be directing his message to Nigerian youths in Canada--but that the other items were not negotiable. We never did agree on the percentage of the discount on the speaking fee. For obvious reasons, I did not bother to call him again. I managed to persuade myself, even briefly that I had chosen the wrong vocation. I should have specialized on being a celebrity:) It was years later, that I finally discovered that I was one of the millions worldwide who have been fooled by the Emeagwali Phenomenon. Bye, Ola
Dam...he invented science as well? Fauci's sidekick?