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The Well Is Dry

In the beginning, there was the Well, and it was good. The Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link (WELL) was a groundbreaking virtual community. It started in the eighties, long before the web, using command line interfaces to connect a community of thinkers and writers all over the world.

Once logged in, participants could discuss anything under the sun, with areas divided up into different conferences, each with an evergrowing number of conversational threads, all contained in a simple command line interface.


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