From the Whole Earth Catalog to Cool Tools


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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.


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Hmmm, The Whole Earth Catalog . . . where have I seen a copy of that lately?

#CubicleBooks


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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…


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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…


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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…


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Now if only KK could coax Gurney Norman into contributing a 40-years-later update on DR and Estelle (also, of course, Urge)


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Yes! That serial tale in the corners of the pages was one of the very best parts …


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awesome book … perfect gift… buying two. thanks for the review. old Bucky… his legacy seems to have no bounds


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