Discovering the Whole Earth Catalog

I’d never seen an issue of The Whole Earth Catalog before, but I was browsing through Fire and Riots and POW! There it was:

At first, I didn’t realize this was Whole Earth Catalog page. But I kept returning to The Natural way to Draw, and The Way of Chinese Painting excerpts, and thought – This layout has a Whole Earth Catalog feel.

It would take three more passes before I noticed the or WHOLE EARTH CATALOG text after the publishing line.

Then, a few pages later:

We’ve landed

This chance encounter intersects with the Kevin Kelly/Stewart Brand kick I’ve been on. The podcasts, the video interviews, The Manual for Civilization

It’s funny how the universe knits together your interests without permission.

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