Over the last two and a half decades, it's been described as "the world's most influential online community" in a Wired Magazine cover story, and " the Park Place of email addresses" by John Perry Barlow. Started March 21, 1985.
The WELL is a territory in its own right, inhabited by people from all over the world. The first WELL computer and modem rack were physically located in Sausalito, California, near the classic rustic houseboat harbor. The WELL's machinery is now in the cloud, but the feeling of a distinctive place is just a few keystrokes away, no matter where you are.