Local Internet veteran passes away

Victor Wilson passed away yesterday, leaving a void in the South African Internet community

November 19, 2009
Local Internet veteran passes away

Victor Wilson, a veteran in the local Internet arena, passed away yesterday after a long battle with leukemia.  Wilson was an engineer at Telkom, and while he worked in plain old telecoms he was well versed in Internet technologies and related matters.  Wilson was a founding member of the Internet Society in South Africa and sat on the Board of Directors of the .za Domain Name Authority.

“Victor was an extremely unique and special person in our industry, he transcended all boundaries between ‘netheads’ and ‘bellheads’. He was an engineer with Telkom and worked in plain old telecoms, but also understood and embraced the Internet way. He championed Internet standards and really understood how the Internet would change the way of thinking in telecoms,” said Alan Levin from the Internet Society of South Africa.

 

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