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?

Farai Chideya, author, radio host
I love the Party conference because who doesn't love a good party. And let me tell you, if you go to the annual Oysterfest, you will be licking your fingers with delight. The Writers conference is endlessly rewarding and amazing and humbling. And Classifieds is always a great place to pick up or gift the exact RIGHT THING...and give it away again if it doesn't suit you. [See more people, more suggestions...]


Featured Conversations

"Stop banging the help" and other moments
How good is Margulies in The Good Wife? (Members only)

Science in the news
Interpretations freely given by the media (Members only)

Gotta build?
Notes from those tackling a kitchen remodel (Members only)

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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