okay people, some data collection about why we should care...
why do you think we should care about the beat generation writers? this isn't really a question for those who don't care about said group.
tell me, why do you care - is there one element that makes you care enough about beat gen. writers that makes you excited enough to tell someone else about said element or writer?
please feel free to digress from the parameters set forth in this question. i want to know what about these writers touches you and why you think others could be affected by this as well.