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?

Wagner James Au, metaverse consultant
I'm a host of the Hawaii conference, and since I grew up on the islands before moving to California, it's my home away from home; my co-host and I try to make the place a casual, welcoming place for kamaainas and visitors alike. I also host Screenwriters, for folks who write for TV and film, or just enjoy dishing about Hollywood, and I'm a regular in the Games conference, a great place to geek out on the latest PC and console titles. [See more people, more suggestions...]


Featured Conversations

Do you only read it for the cartoons?
The New Yorker and the single panel gag (Everybody welcome)

Fox News: funny in France?
Dish here (Members only)

Tell it to Oscar
Top movie achievements of 2014? (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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