2018 is the 50th anniversary of a great many things, both cool and horrifying. But Reason Magazine (which also turns 50, though I don’t care as much) reminds me that this is the 50th anniversary of something I did care about very much way back when, the Whole Earth Catalog.
Ah, the foolish back-to-the-land homesteader fantasies with which I pleasantly wasted time with the help of the WEC back in the bad ol’ days. It all came to naught, of course – I expect to wake up any second now from my nap in my gray-carpeted cubicle, sad and depressed.
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