In addition to the below history, checkpoint quote counts and other such hazerei on a more-or-less annual basis can be found in the Administrivia category.
- December 1988: WIST is born as a hardcopy Word document, to be distributed as a Christmas gift to friends.
- June 1999:WIST goes on-line with about 1,600 quotations.
- November 2000: WIST is “upgraded” to FrontPage, with about 3,600 quotations.
- June 2001: The free WIST-a-Day list begins on Topica.
- February 2002: WIST gets its own domain! Minor formatting changes. New edition has about 4,300 quotations.
- April 2002: The free WIST-a-Day list moves onto the Hill-Kleerup.org server.
- June 2003: WIST is moved onto a Movable Type platform.
- August 2003: WIST on MT is made “live” on the wist.info site.
- August 2004: The WIST shop at CafePress opens. Fortunately, CafePress does not rely upon it to make their quarterly earnings.
- July 2007: WIST v2 is launched, completely reorganized to use MT on a per-entry basis.
- August 2007: Begin offering feeds (including email) via FeedBurner.
- December 2007: Include the Google search bar.
- March 2008: Change to static pages in MT, for performance.
- July 2008: 6,000 quotes and growing.
- April 2009: WIST v3 is launched, using WordPress instead of MT, with about 7,000 quotations.
- June 2013: Replaced iNove theme with the WordPress TwentyTen theme.
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