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.

 

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

What is your preferred mobile platform?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Your PC can be hacked with a USB mouse

Hacker spyware virus

USB devices such as mice, keyboards, and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks

Apple cuts jobs at Beats

Beats music

Apple Inc intends to lay off about 200 people at Beats Electronics following its $3 billion acquisition of the headphone and music streaming services company

Sanral chairwoman resigns

E-toll e-tag Sanral

The chairwoman of Sanral, Tembakazi Mnyaka, has resigned with immediate effect

Samsung loses ground to Chinese competitors

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini press shot

Samsung said net profit plunged almost 20 percent in the second quarter as competition from cheap Chinese phones and the strong won saw sales slump in its key mobile business

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)