Net innovator Lennon dies suddenly

The New Zealand Internet community has been shaken by the sudden death of AIT lecturer and IT media commentator Martin Lennon.

Lennon, 39, collapsed at his Titirangi home on March 28 and died soon after.

Lennon was respected for his Web page work, which included developing WWW pages for the Wanaka Promotion Association, Green Company, Te Wanaka Lodge, Uniforum NZ and Waitomo District Council.

Phil Parent, principal geographer at Creative Data, describes Lennon’s death as a tragedy.

“He will be missed in the Internet community as there were few people of his calibre so willing to communicate and

educate.”

Besides lecturing in Unix and data communications at the Auckland Institute of Technology, Lennon also developed AIT's Internet training course and worked as an independent consultant specialising in the Internet.

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