Lou Montulli

Lou Montulli by Peter Adams

Lou Montulli, Santa Clara, 2018.

Lou Montulli is a computer programmer best known for his work on web browsers. Montulli created the browser cookie, which provides a way for websites to identify users across visits. He is also the author of Lynx — a text web browser that preceded the graphical browsers in use today. Montulli is widely credited as being the instigator behind one of the web’s first “easter eggs”: the blink element — a secret HTML tag that would cause text in web pages to “blink” on and off.