Source: The Wall Street Journal.
My mother gave me a copy of the original Whole Earth Catalog for Christmas when I was 12. I wish I still had it, but it eventually disintegrated in my hands from too much page turning.
I’m glad to see a favorable review of its author in today’s WSJ, but chagrined to contemplate that the Sears and Roebuck of my generation has become a real “Sears and Roebuck.”
One of the things I learned from TWEC was that you could write to the U.S. Government Printing Office to request all sorts of free books, ranging in topic from how to plant a garden to how to build a bomb shelter. I exploited this benefit for many years, until the supply of books I thought useful shut down to almost zero.
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Interesting piece. Thanks for the link.
Personally, I share a couple of the views attributed to Mr. Brand.
Nuclear power technology is vital for our energy future.
GMOs offer far more potential for good than for harm.
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…” that you could write to the U.S. Government Printing Office to request all sorts of free books”
I seem to remember several PSA’s during that time which promoted the same thing.