Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Saturday, January 24, 2004  

Will the last hippie leaving please turn out the light

Whole Earth magazine - spawn of the amazing Whole Earth Catalogs, source of the WELL, first to mention in print the Gaia Hypothesis, the Internet, Virtual Reality, the Singularity and Burning Man (or at least so the legend goes), the place where folks like Stewart Brand, Kevin Kelly and Howard Rheingold found their voices, and where a whole generation of young commune-kid geeks like myself learned to dream weird - is no more.

You never know where the next good idea might come from. Whole Earth was directed by a sci-fi utopian hippie communitarian ethos, but it was noticing a sub-culture of technologies and ideas before other media.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 11:45 AM |