Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link. Where it all began for me online in 88 as dbuck. Home of the Savage User Interface — character based community run in some weird thing called PicoSpan. Deadheads dominated. Some serious characters: Tom Mandel, Howard Rheingold, Hinging, David Gans. The media salon before Salon bought the place.
The Web killed it, but what I learned about community, I learned at the WELL. Best thing ever to come through a PC into my face. The ultimate proto-Blog.
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I’ve spent the day ego-surfing as part of a major overhaul of my web site (bout damn time I got all my recordings, books, articles, photos, etc. sorted out and listed in one place), and I stumbled upon this post. The WELL still exists, and I still find much value in it (particularly the media conference, which I co-host).
Guess I’ll poke around a bit and see what you’re up to.
Whoa David, or Hey Now! as they say.
Glad to hear you are well. Spoke to Sam Whitmore during the final days of Closet Deadhead and you figured big in the conversation. i shall click thru your links.
In Singapore with Atomic Jetlag.