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, provides 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?

Paul Bissex, Web Developer, Teacher:
The Web conference was a favorite long before I became its host -- it's a fount of knowledge for all levels. For hardcore technical apprenticeship as a programmer I head to the Software conference, always impressive for its members' smarts and its near-absence of religious wars. Finally, I've been a motorcyclist for ten years and I've been a loyal member of the small and friendly Ride conference all the while. It's my virtual motorcycle gang. [See more people, more suggestions...]

       

Featured Conversations

Coming to the WELL Picnic and Independence Party?
Celebrate two years of the latest chapter of this community (Members only)

Texas, you've got a problem
The aftermath of Perry's indictment for abuse of power (Members only)

That amazing concert you just attended
What band have you been to see lately? (Members only)

Much more to talk about...

       

What are you lookin' at?

A rotating gallery of original photos by WELL members.


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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