From Whole Earth to the Whole Web

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Science  09 Mar 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5817, pp. 1369
DOI: 10.1126/science.1138361

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From Counterculture to Cyberculture. Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism. By Fred Turner. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2006. 353 pp. $29, £18.50. ISBN 9780226817415.

The author describes how interplay between cold war technology and hippie communalism led to the Whole Earth Catalog, the WELL, Wired, and the open world of the Internet.