Suffice it to say that his work was highly influential to my way of thinking, and I'm very glad to have been exposed to his writing at an early age—In the odd little town where I grew up Cat's Cradle was required reading in High School. That started it, and it never stopped.
I raise my glass in honor to the life and work of this incredible mind.
He gets to rest now, and 'thumb his nose at you know who' for eternity.
So long Kurt.