I don’t know how many Kurt Vonnegut fans we have out there, but I’m a big one. In his last novel, Timequake, there’s a period where all the people of the world, save one man, are paralyzed thanks to a hiccup in universal expansion and a temporary estrangement of free-will (*that makes total sense, right? Here’s a plot summary). That man is Vonnegut’s alter-ego Kilgore Trout, and he sets out to reawaken humanity with the powerful phrase: “You were sick, but now you’re well, and there’s work to do.”
For the past few months, this project and I have been part of that paralyzed humanity. You all have been our Kilgore Trout.
As I’ve really started to take stock of all the support I’ve gotten over the lifespan of this endeavor (wow, starting in April 2007), I’ve realized how much I’m only one part of it, and how large a role you all have played. It simply wouldn’t have come nearly this far without all that support.
So thanks. Really.