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?

David Gans, Musician
The Media conference, which I co-founded 20 years ago, is a meeting place for articulate, wise, and knowledgeable people from a great variety of professions and philosophies. In deadlit, we talk about the music, art and community of the Grateful Dead; and in the Oakland conference, we discuss neighborhood and civic matters, compare notes on restaurants, recommend auto mechanics, and more. So much collective wisdom in an easy-to-use plain-text wetware wonderland. [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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