I routinely use Google's blog search to check for mentions of Jack. A day never goes by without at least a passing reference, if not an entire post devoted to him or his work. For example, click here to check out the post, "Rereading Jack Kerouac's On the Road," featured in the blog, A Designer's Musings.
Jack was obsessed with his own mortality, which contributed to his prolific writing habits, which in turn assured his immortality.
Forty years after I die, who will be reading something I wrote?
Alas . . . .