The AlterVistas quest began in the later summer of 2000 during a
university gap year when a Bournemouth company decided to give two
computing students Benjamin Fryer and Peter Strange an office job
together developing websites. This brought them the use of a high
speed internet connection and a heightened sense of boredom, which
combined gave birth to Ben and Pete’s site of the day.
Everyday on arrival to work a small internet browsing window hidden
from the prying eyes of the employer was created on each machine.
This window was then used to browse the net in search for sites that
gave us some form of entertainment, competing with each other to find
the site of day.
The sites became a reflection of Ben and Pete’s combined sense
of humour and interest in how the internet the largest database of
knowledge know to man can give provide an incite into the bizarre
side of humanity.
As the list of sites grew we decided to develop a website in which
we could not only share with you our findings but also run our own
experiments on humanity. The name AlterVistas was chosen because it
means "different views", the essence of the site being that
it gives an abstract take on a range of subjects.