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?

Edward Rustin, financial developer
Being a bit of a foodie I gravitate toward the Cooking conference, where I reckon I've learnt more about cooking (and becoming very hungry in the process!) than from all the cookbooks I own. I've also got a big soft spot for etiquette.ind; they say manners make a man, and if I knew half as much as they do in there, I'd be the politest guy around! Then there's Design, which has gone a long way towards helping me appreciate some of the beautiful objects in our lives, and how they've come to be. [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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