#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, November 8th, 2013 12:55
#2 By: Peregrinus Phoenix, November 8th, 2013 14:39
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.
#3 By: Stefan Jones, November 8th, 2013 16:08
Hmmm, The Whole Earth Catalog . . . where have I seen a copy of that lately?
#4 By: Jeffrey S , November 8th, 2013 17:23
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...
#5 By: Mikey , November 8th, 2013 20:38
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...
#6 By: L Edwards, November 9th, 2013 01:21
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...
#7 By: Stu, November 9th, 2013 12:00
Now if only KK could coax Gurney Norman into contributing a 40-years-later update on DR and Estelle (also, of course, Urge)
#8 By: L Edwards, November 9th, 2013 14:11
Yes! That serial tale in the corners of the pages was one of the very best parts ...
#9 By: Bill Shannon, November 9th, 2013 23:06
awesome book .. perfect gift.. buying two. thanks for the review. old Bucky.. his legacy seems to have no bounds
#10 By: Mark Frauenfelder, November 13th, 2013 12:55
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