So this weekend, we hit San Francisco and saw the original ON THE ORAD manuscript on display at the SF Library. It's huge, all on one continuous piece of paper (the kind of paper is up for dispute...possibly butcher paper or something). It was typed over a manic 21 day period, I believe, on these 12-foot long sheets of paper and taped together. You can even see where he typed right over the tape. It's pretty amazing. There are other interesting things on display, as well, including a visual map of the route taken in ON THE ROAD, and a guide and pictures of the fictional characters vs. their real-life counterparts. This is a must-see if you're in the Bay Area, people!