frauenfelder at November 8th, 2013 12:55 — #1
peregrinus_bis at November 8th, 2013 14:39 — #2
You know, I wasn't a tool geek until I started reading BB and loving the Cool Tools stuff.
Now I'm a tool geek. I might need this book. Neeeeeed.
stefanjones at November 8th, 2013 16:08 — #3
Hmmm, The Whole Earth Catalog . . . where have I seen a copy of that lately?
jswainhart at November 8th, 2013 17:23 — #4
When I was 15 an important adult in my life gave me the Last Whole Earth Catalog. "Here," he said, "I think you'll find this interesting." Such a gift! My mind reeled with possibilities. We even built a small, (16') dome that I lived in for a summer. Do something great. Buy this book and give it to a young person. You just might change a life.
"Cool Tools" looks fun and useful. I just pre-ordered a copy. Thanks KK. I can't wait for it to come...
secretdadblog at November 8th, 2013 20:38 — #5
Somehow I never saw a copy of the Whole Earth Catalog while growing up, though I wish I did. I do have my Cool Tools catalog preordered, however, and I can't wait to get my hands on it! I'm equally excited for my kid's sake, to watch them look through it and begin to imagine the endless possibilities...
tubacat at November 9th, 2013 01:21 — #6
All the Whole Earth Catalogs, especially the "Last" one, were very influential on my intellectual growth. I just looked at the list of authors, and it's easy to see why. Everyone from Buckminster Fuller to Andrew Weil (http://www.wholeearth.com/authors.php). They exposed me to ideas I would have been unlikely to run into elsewhere. It was a thrill when I was asked to contribute a short review of Benoit Mandelbrot's work in one of the Catalogs in the 1980s.
I was hoping someone would pick up the torch, and I'm glad Kevin Kelley has done so...
s2redux at November 9th, 2013 12:00 — #7
Now if only KK could coax Gurney Norman into contributing a 40-years-later update on DR and Estelle (also, of course, Urge)
tubacat at November 9th, 2013 14:11 — #8
Yes! That serial tale in the corners of the pages was one of the very best parts ...
willfoster at November 9th, 2013 23:06 — #9
awesome book .. perfect gift.. buying two. thanks for the review. old Bucky.. his legacy seems to have no bounds
frauenfelder at November 13th, 2013 12:55 — #10
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