The edition I'm reading also includes a few essays on the publication process which offer some great insight into Kerouac's approach and beliefs, and this quote leapt out as a great distillation of the need for all communications to beinteresting, not just right, relevant or vetted-by-research:
"People aren't interested in facts but in ejaculations" (journal entry, December 1949)
(Yes, Meme Huffer is back. Apologies for lack of action lately -a combination of holidays, business trips and workload had managed to derail my habit. But the blogging monkey is firmly ensconced on my back now, so normal service is resuming).