Originally published February 23, 2009
I’ve never met Kevin Kelly but he has clearly been an influence on the ideas behind The Long News. I still have my original copies of the Whole Earth Catalog and Signals, and subscribed for a long time to the Whole Earth Review. Kevin’s work shows a strong interest in early trend identification and getting useful tools into the hands of the people that need them, both areas which the traditional media rarely emphasize.
Kevin has a nice index of all his projects on his website, kk.org. I am particularly fascinated by his Cool Tools listing, almost all of which could have been fun/useful 25 years ago, or likely to be 25 years from now.
Kevin is also one of the board members at The Long Now Foundation, a group which I posted on earlier in this blog.