In the early days of the world wide web, there was one browser that ruled them all: Netscape Navigator.

Not long after the start of the new millennium, however, it’s market share had drastically decreased. With the rise of Internet Explorer, Netscape found themselves in a fight that they couldn’t win.

This video details how this happened by discussing the browser wars, and the rise and fall of Netscape.

I still remember the first time I saw JavaScript, although at the time it was known as LiveScript and it was part of a beta release of Netscape Navigator. The language has evolved over the years, but it never really lost the “anarchistic feel” of a language that still feels like it’s in beta some 25 years later.