Original Netscape Bio Page

This was my very first home page from Mid 1994.   It originally appeared at the URL: http://www.mcom.com/people/montulli/

"MCom.com" stood for "Mosaic Communications" which was our original corporate name before we changed it to "Netscape Communications"

Lou Montulli

montulli@mcom.com
Mosaic Communications Corp.
650 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
415/254-1900



Creator of "The Amazing Fish Cam"

Currently programming like mad and sleeping in my office.

But wait there's more...

Lou is also the author of Lynx (the ultimate text only web browser), a raquetball stud and an all around swell guy (well most of the time at least).

By the way, if you are planning to be in the Mountain View, CA area and want to play racquetball, call or drop me an email message. I haven't played much since coming to California and would probably be much more motivated if people were actually asking me to go play. I've got plenty-o-raquets in case your traveling.




In the spirit of Jamie Zawinski, my greatest hero, I am including a brief story about my life. (also see Jamie's very own newsgroup alt.fan.jwz)

I was home at home sleeping, because when I'm home that's all I have time to do, and I get this call from some survey agency. I was very tempted to just hang up and go back to sleep but I figured it was about time to get up and it would also be cool to really skew the survey results since I know that; a) most surveys operate on a reasonably small but random set of people, and b) I'm really a weird person who is just perfect for messing up survey results. (That will teach them to call me again)

So this survey was all about employee happiness in the workplace, which was a little dissapointing since I was really hoping for some political survey about guns and violence and presidents and things, but what the hell, my work is interesting let's tell this random stranger on the telephone about it. So there are lot's of questions about how I like my supervisor and if I felt comfortable with telling him about greivences, and whether or not we had a union, or if we ever thought about having a union, so on and so on. Then the guy asks, "how many hours do you work a week?" and I say "Ohh about 110 to 120". He says "A Week!? Really?", I answered somewhat sheepisly, "Yes, really". He then says, "I'm sorry the computer won't let me enter a number that high".

So I don't know about you but this seems rather ironic to me considering that the person who programed his computer probably worked as many hours as me. I guess this just means that I work too much. Oh well, at least Mozilla rules.

At this point I'm sure some of my fellow employees, Chris Houck for example, will be asking, "Yeah, so what's the point of this story?" Which is probably a fair question considering how badly I tell stories...

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