Håkon Wium Lie

I work for the guy who invented the Web. His name is Tim. He's now the director of the World Wide Web Consortium which is hosted by MIT and INRIA. I'm based at the INRIA site in southern France. I spend most of my time promoting style sheets. Style sheets describe how documents are presented on screens, in print, or perhaps how they are pronounced. The CSS1 specification is my baby that emerged after two years in labor. It will soon come to a browser near you. I'm interested in the functional, estethical and politial aspects of the Web -- in particular how Web documents are authored and presented. I'm a graduate of the MIT Media Lab which did not invent the Web. My claim to fame is that I'm mentioned in David Siegel's diary.

Off work, I spend time with my family. I have two small kids, and we all like to paint. Also, I'm learning french. Trying to. Other interests include pipe organs I plan to build one myself, and I'm looking for a pipe organ kit. Let me know if you find one! (Don built one!) Until then I listen to music through digital loudspeakers. Among the composers I enjoy the most is Anton Bruckner (try his 9th symphony, 2nd movement!) and Carl Nielsen (try his 5th symphony -- or visit his museum!). Also, I like Bach -- that's why the background color of this page is set to #CAB. (Using CSS, of course.)

If you see me with a camcorder a Web documentary is next:

Some publications that are web-reachable:

Places & times

If you read Norwegian:

These were my coordinates at CERN. Now, I have new coordinates.


         Håkon W Lie
         INRIA, W3C
         2004, route des Lucioles - B.P. 93
         06902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex

         Phone : +33 (0) 493657771
         Fax : +33 (0) 493657765
         Residence les Remparts,
         4 place Malespine
         06600 Antibes
My preferred email address is howcome@w3.org