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


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.