People Didn’t Want To Credit A ‘Dark-Skinned Immigrant Kid’

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    Especially for Africans… “And this type of history rewriting is how the non-whites continue to feel inferior to the white race. In turn the white race continues to feel superior to the non-whites. This type of superior/inferior rewriting is what is taught to our impressionable children in school; subliminally teaching and perpetuating racism in this country.” ~Sly Herrera Jr
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    V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Inventor Of Email, Fires Back At Critics Who Question His Discovery

    Ayyadurai said his modest background prevented him from getting the recognition he deserved.

    “The reality is this: in 1978, there was a 14-year-old boy and he was the first to create electronic office system. He called it email, a term that had never been used before, and then he went and got official recognition by the U.S. government,” he told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, referring to himself.

    “After that took place, you have a sense of disbelief among people that comes from not so much the technology issue, but there’s a lot of economic issues associated here,” he continued. “[The discovery] wasn’t done at MIT; it wasn’t done at the military; it wasn’t done at a big institution. It was done in Newark, NJ, one of the poorest cities in the United States. It was done by a dark-skinned immigrant kid, 14 years old.”

    The creation of email falls under the pretext of the “American dream,” Ayyadurai explained, and he feels that those who challenge him as the inventor are afraid of upward mobility and change.

    “The narrative there is what changes and shocks certain people who want to control the narrative that innovation can only take place under their bastions,” he said. “The truth is that the American dream is really about [the fact that] innovation can take place anytime, by anybody.”

    More and video here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/28/email-shiva-ayyadurai_n_5731606.html

    Hague tĩ kwa nyũkwa! I lift my skirt sky high... shuuumĩĩ!!
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    HECK NO!! –this asian guy just wants fame/ and the money from the PATENT. Just because you have the patent of some technology does not necessarily mean you invented the damn thing. It is like saying I have the patent for Ugali making therefore I invented it.

    ….. Email was already around on ARpanet back in 1971 according to history.
    Tomlinson is the original inventor*

    This is the inventor of Email on Arpanet*

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120364591

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