frauenfelder — 2013-11-08T12:55:17-05:00 — #1
peregrinus_bis — 2013-11-08T14:39:52-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-08T16:08:55-05:00 — #3
Hmmm, The Whole Earth Catalog . . . where have I seen a copy of that lately?
jswainhart — 2013-11-08T17:23:26-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-08T20:38:02-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-09T01:21:08-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-09T12:00:24-05:00 — #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 — 2013-11-09T14:11:29-05:00 — #8
Yes! That serial tale in the corners of the pages was one of the very best parts ...
willfoster — 2013-11-09T23:06:17-05:00 — #9
awesome book .. perfect gift.. buying two. thanks for the review. old Bucky.. his legacy seems to have no bounds
frauenfelder — 2013-11-13T12:55:17-05:00 — #10
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