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?

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Where in The WELL are you?

Doug Masson, attorney
I am a political junkie, and the heat-to-light ratio in the Politics conference is very favorable -- there's a lot of substantial discussion without a lot of name-calling. The Sports conference features the day-to-day discussion of all kinds of sporting events, but the best things about the conference are the annual football and March Madness pools. Finally, the Legal conference is where I go to share war stories and get advice and dark humor from the grizzled old war horses. [See more people, more suggestions...]

       

Featured Conversations

The WELL speaks out for Net Neutrality
Have you taken a stand yet? (Members only)

"Stop banging the help" and other moments
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Science in the news
Interpretations freely given by the media (Members only)

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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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