Just listened to the Lex Fridman Show's interview with Brendan Eich, a long format interview that goes through the full history of Javascript and the Browser. It is amazing that Brendan can remember that whole journey and it is truly one of the amazing stories.

Worse is Better - https://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/courses/cs181/projects/2010-11/WorseIsBetter/index.php/Worse-is-better.html#:~:text=The worse-is-better design,simplicity (that%20is%2C%20ease%20of

If you are interested in how JS became JS, this is a great interview to watch.