Pronunciation: ‘fis(t)-“nOt

Function: noun

Definition: a printed note, as in a piece of text, distinguished by the figure of a fist with a pointing index finger (which is used to highlight or draw attention to the text). Origin: 1930 – 35.

Context: Our current incarnation as a new media company began as a “skunk works” operation code-named Fistnote in 1998. We were, at the time, part of a much larger advertising agency in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Since then, we have been developing websites, intranet sites, corporate annual reports and software applications for virtually all types of business, government agencies and associations.