Anu Garg founded Wordsmith in 1994.
I was a newbie writer. The Internet was new to me, and I learned to access e-mail (another new concept) in tortuous ways that involved typing in lines of code and holding my breath until the messages came through. Anu’s daily messages featuring words and their origins were a thrill to receive. A Word A Day has cheerfully navigated all kinds of platforms–listserv, a web site, three bestselling books.
The New York Times called the daily word e-mails “the most welcomed, most enduring piece of daily mass e-mail in cyberspace.”