His influence has been far and wide on many contemporary artists, including Patti, who was a friend of his, and performed in his honor at the Nova Convention (see discography and brief account.) A Burroughs interview with Patti documents their intriguing conversational style.
Patti performed at "The Nova Convention Revisited: William S. Burroughs and the Arts" on November 26, 1996, at University of Kansas.
A recommended biography of Burroughs is Ted Morgan's Literary Outlaw.
an excellent eulogy by Gary Kamiya
a short remembrance by J. G. Ballard
an interesting interview with J. G. Ballard about Burroughs' impact
Wired story on the Net's response to Burroughs' death
iZine tribute page to Burroughs -- novel excerpts, art, etc.
Disinformation site page on Burroughs -- writeup, excellent links
a profile of WSB -- part of Literary Kicks website, devoted to the Beats
another profile w/ selected bibliography
The Dirtman's Burroughs Site -- good jumping-off point for exploring many burroughs sites and texts on the net