Now, if you could get Adam Bosworth's view on IE3 and 4 that would complete the whole picture.

IE5 was a perf release and IE6 was a standardization release - so IE3 and IE4 were where the major changes happened.

I remember that early IE3 beta very well. It crashed a lot but was very impressive and when it hit gold it was time to listen to Microsoft's Internet story despite the perpetual anti-Microsoft freaks.