This is Phil Karlton's original home page from Netscape.

Only a handful of links have been updated, as applicable. Most links are long expired.


Philip Karlton

Principal Curmudgeon
Netscape Communications Corporation 
501 East Middlefield Road 
Mountain View, CA 94043 
Since you are reading this page, I can only assume that you have some interest in my story. Here are some of the highlights and lowlights.

As you can see, I am now a proud member of The No Hair Club for Men. This wasn't always true.
To begin with I was a nerd, long before being a nerd was considered cool.
I was in the army for 2 years, 11 months, 2 days, an hour and a half, starting in 1967.
Back in the 70s I had more hair.
Here is a picture of my family taken ca. 1986. Jan is an artist who's put up with me since August 1968. Our son David is our only child. He is also a Netscape employee, and this gives me many opportunities to embarass him.
And the last time I got my driver's license picture taken (in 1989), people thought I looked like a terrorist.

My Current Responsibilities

  • Architecture for Netscape Products
  • Keeper of the Darwin Page.
  • Other Netscape Interests

  • Security
  • Fonts
  • Outside Interests and Hobbies

  • Beer (eg. Beer in Cyberspace, Gordon Biersch Restaurants, Beer Hunting in Belgium, Guiness Brewing, Guinness FAQt and Folklore).
  • Single Malt Scotches. Take a tour, or follow other links.
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Hockey
  • Volley Ball
  • Tales from the past

  • Mail user agents
  • Xerox
  • Digital Equipment Corporation
  • X11
  • SGI
  • Debuggers
  • OpenGL
  • Interactive TV
  • I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you.