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?

Eric Gower, cookbook author
One of the harder aspects of being on The WELL is culling down the number of conferences I visit; there's just too much good stuff! But I especially like the two food conferences, Cooking and Chow.ind. They're fun and they're a fount of great, useful info. I also find the Travel conference invaluable: no matter where you're headed, wellperns have not only already been there, they'll have made compelling arguments about what to do (and what NOT to do) once you're there. [See more people, more suggestions...]

       

Featured Conversations

The ISIS Crisis
What is the attraction for international recruits? (Members only)

Fake live recordings
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Coming to the WELL Picnic and Independence Party?
Celebrate two years of the latest chapter of this community September 20th (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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