Posted Sat Jan 12 3:58PM
I'm sorry to disturb you, but: when was the beginning of payment on iStock? On 2001 (http://www.microstockdiaries.com/10-years-of-microstock.html) or on 2002 (http://www.istockphoto.com/help/about-us) ? (I'm writing my graduation thesis about microstock.)
Posted Sat Jan 12 4:04PM
There's a little background info here:
Sadly the interactive timeline thing seems to have been taken down though.
ETA: Sorry - just realise that's the link you had already.
(Edited on 2013-01-12 16:05:16 by kelvinjay)
Posted Sat Jan 12 4:32PM
iStock started charging .25c per download in Feb 2002 and contributors got .05c per download. If I remember right there were approx 10,000 images online at that time.