If you were around in the ’70s it was hard to miss the Whole Earth Catalog (or Epilog in this later edition). It was physically big and fascinating to “surf”. It has been compared to the world wide web because the catalog’s listings bear comparison to webpages and while called a catalog you could not could not purchase the items from the publisher. There were also scattered articles unconnected to the listings.
Save Druid Heights member and former Druid Heights resident David Wills was on the staff for this and perhaps other editions. And more than one of the other staff members visited Druid Heights. Maybe others lived there as David did…
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Center, Druid Heights resident David Wills.
Some of the Whole Earth Catalog staff, with editor Stewart Brand on the left.
The back cover, including words of wisdom well fitting a unique era.
I have a copy of The Whole Earth Catalog that was printed in 1986. It’s absolutely fascinating! There was also a pre-internet bulletin board called “The Well” (The Whole Earth ‘Lectronic ‘Link) that was somehow connected to the catalog. I was on that board for a while.