What is The WELL?

Welcome to a gathering that's like no other.

The WELL, launched back in 1985 as the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, continues to provide a cherished watering hole for articulate and playful thinkers from all walks of life.

Why is this conversation so treasured?

Why did members of this community pull together to buy the service?

[Check out the story of The WELL...]

Where in The WELL are you?

Pamela McCorduck, author
I jump-start my writing day by going to The WELL. I'm a New Yorker, so it's fun to muse over local stuff in the New York conference. I also live part-time in the Rocky Mountains, and the Rockies conference is a friendly place to discuss topics like global climate change without yelling at each other. And then there's Yoga. Something to do, not talk about? Nobody on The WELL is at a loss for words on any topic. [See more people, more suggestions...]


Featured Conversations

The ISIS Crisis
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Much more to talk about...


Getting into The WELL

Membership is not for everyone, partly because we are non-anonymous here. Here's how to decide whether The WELL is for you, and whether you're for The WELL. [Before you join...]

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