Welcome to The Whole Earth Blog

The Whole Earth Blog was inspired by the legendary Whole Earth Catalog of the late 1960s and early 1970s.  Within the catalog there were articles about science, technology and culture.  I feel that over time, my blog has come to be less about grad school or history and more about everything that interests me, thus the names EMW-GradStudent or EMW-Historian no longer fit..  I have a wide range of interests (technology, history, cars, etc.) and decided the name was a more meaningful fit.  The Whole Earth Catalog was also hailed by many within the tech community and, most recently, Steve Jobs.  Jobs quoted the back cover of the final issue of the Whole Earth Catalog, “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish,” in his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address.  That issue of the catalog has become a major collectors item.

The famous rear cover on the final issue of The Whole Earth Catalog

This blog really is about whatever I decide to write about.  I thought about modifying the name a little and calling the blog The Whole Universe Blog, but most of my posts pertain to earthly subjects.  I feel the name fits well due to the wide range of topics covered by the blog and my admiration for Steve Jobs.  The layout of the site has also been modified some, but for the most part, regular visitors will feel right at home.  I appreciate the followers of this blog and look forward to expanding your horizons, and mine, in future posts.

**Please note that the URL for the site has changed to wholeearthblog.com.  You will be able to use the current address, emwgradstudent.com, until January 2012.  Please update your bookmarks before this date.

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