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?

Iván Cavero Belaunde, software engineer
Ever since I joined The WELL, the Macintosh conference -- which I host -- has felt like a second home, where there's always someone ready to discuss Cupertino's latest gizmo. The Media conference, with its contingent of incredibly knowledgeable people and on-the-nose, witty commentary, was what attracted me here in the first place. And Obsess, where no topic about any particular pet obsession is unwelcome, is incredibly entertaining and addictive. [See more people, more suggestions...]

       

Featured Conversations

Leaks and whistle-blowers
What do you have a right to know? (Members only)

Just had to put it down
Books we couldn't finish (Members only)

Carrying on about lost luggage
What have the airlines done for you 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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