Sunday, December 14, 2008

Stewart Brand

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1938 Stewart Brand, author, editor, and creator of the bestselling huge book, the Whole Earth Catalog and the journal, CoEvolution Quarterly.

His intention with the Whole Earth Catalog was to enable people to find virtually any sort of information useful to themselves, in the belief that humans would then develop a new, positive and sustainable culture and technology for themselves; in this way, his ideas were forerunners of some aspects of the Internet. Hence, Brand later pioneered the online community The WELL. Brand is noted as an editor who published writings by many of the now-acknowledged innovative thinkers of today, early in their careers. He is one of the co-founders of the Global Business Network. Brand was also one of a group of futurists consulted in the planning stage of the feature film Minority Report.

The motto of the Whole Earth Catalog was "You can't put it together. It is together" ...

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