Originally posted by Vernon's son:
...I was there-- a little kid and a witness to magic in the making...
IMHO those impressions are more useful in remembering the people than the tricks in the books.
* today we found out the founder of the company I work at had passed on. My boss, who has worked there for over thirty years took a few minutes in his office to tell some stories and remember the guy. None of those stories were about his engineering or accomplishments at work.