Asa Dotzler of Mozilla has tried to compile data from a bunch of resources to create the chart above, a view of the Web over time from a browser perspective.
The first thing that really jumps out at me is that Netscape, for all its early success, was used by relatively few people. The pie was just a lot smaller at the end of the last century.
The second thing that jumps out is that the blue IE shape kinda looks like the Twitter Fail Whale 🙂 We just need a year or so of them actually losing users in absolute terms.
Asa quickly points out that the data may not be 100% correct, and hopefully we will see more and more stats opened up so we can clarify things, but still…. an interesting visualization.