About Interesting Thing of the Day

Interesting Thing of the Day is a virtual museum of interesting things. The articles are written by Joe Kissell and Morgen Jahnke (with occasional contributions by guest columnists) and published by alt concepts inc.

Affiliate disclosure: Many articles include links to products that generate referral fees for us. In particular, Interesting Thing of the Day is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

About alt concepts inc.

alt concepts is an internet publishing business that produces smart, entertaining, and user-friendly books and websites. Along with a team of enthusiastic contributors, Wordsmiths-in-Chief Joe Kissell and Morgen Jahnke share a passion for language and ideas. Besides Interesting Thing of the Day, we also feature Take Control Books, Joe On Tech, and I Am Joe’s Blog.

A Brief History of Interesting Thing of the Day

This site has undergone numerous changes over the past few years. Here are the highlights.

April 1, 2003
Initial launch (ITotD version 1.0)
April–November, 2003
New articles every single day through November 2, plus two more articles later in November
December, 2003
ITotD goes on hiatus
April 1, 2004
New article announces relaunch of site with a solid year of daily articles, to begin June 1, 2004
June 1, 2004
ITotD version 2.0 goes live with several new features, including email subscriptions and audio recordings, plus a commitment to a solid year of daily articles
June 1, 2004–May 31, 2005
Daily articles, of which 207 were updated versions of articles that appeared in 2003 and 158 were brand new
June 1, 2005
ITotD once again goes on hiatus
June 1, 2005–May 30, 2006
Selected recycled articles from ITotD version 2.0 run on weekdays (excluding holidays)
May 31, 2006
ITotD version 3.0 launches: new logo, complete site redesign, new schedule
July 1, 2007
Joe and Morgen move to Paris, and articles decrease in frequency
March 19, 2008
Our last new article (for the time being) was published
March 31, 2013
We noted the 10th anniversary of Interesting Thing of the Day with a one-off article.
April 1, 2018
As Interesting Thing of the Day turns 15, we launch version 4.0 of the site, with a complete redesign.