Browsing: Mike Lawrie

Editor's pick
The Internet in South Africa turns 25

It has been 25 years since the first Internet connection was established in South Africa. Saturday, 12 November 2016 marks a quarter of a century since the first Internet protocol connection was made between the computer centre at Rhodes

News
The SA Internet turns 20

As amazing as it sounds, SA’s Internet is only two decades old. This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the first packets of data that flowed over the Internet to and from SA. This Saturday at 10.44am, it will have been exactly 20 years since Randy Bush

People
Chris Pinkham: veteran of the virtual

University of Cape Town alumnus Chris Pinkham has a long and illustrious career in the technology industry. He helped launch SA’s first Internet service provider, Internet Africa; he helped develop Amazon.com’s popular Elastic Compute

In-depth
Mike Lawrie: SA’s Internet pioneer

Mike Lawrie lives in a pleasant, suburban retirement village outside Pretoria. When he isn’t tending to his collection of succulents, or travelling with his wife, Lawrie keeps track of and contributes to various online forums and mailing lists. What few