Good news for our very own well-being!
September 20, 2012, 8:29 pm
Salon Sells The Well to Longtime Members
By NICK WINGFIELD
One of the earliest online communities, The Well, has a new owner: its members.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/2 ... e-members/
From the outside, The Well almost seemed Applish to me, if that's a word. I have no doubt that they were very early adopters and probably all very smart, but that was a long time ago. Plus they just don't have to be so dang smug about it.
Here is a quote from a member, as written in a g̶o̶s̶p̶e̶l̶ article (it is an interesting read though) from Wired:
Wired, May 1997 - The Epic Saga of The Well [wired.com]
By Katie Hafner
I fell in love. Instantly, effortlessly, irretrievably. With the WELL. So _here's_ where all the brilliant people have been hiding out, I marveled. Because all my life, I'd felt like a misfit. While other people talked about sports and mileage and the adventures of their favorite sit com characters, I longed to talk about books and ideas. I mean I could talk other-people-ese with the best of them (I'm good at dialects) but I longed for people whom I didn't have to translate, with whom I could speak my own language. The WELL abounded with these people. Although it never quite dawned on me at this stage that they _were_ people. More like penumbra.