During the mid 1970's Uncle Sy was also known as Steven Sat
Guru. He wrote then for KEN the Brooklyn College newspaper as Steve Katus but
during that time editors misaligned his work with typos and printing things he wrote on broken typewriters before he edited
it under his name so he has often reverted to other pen names. Sometimes he uses his real names.
In high school he belonged to a fraternity and at one fraternity party he asked a girl he adored, called
Barbara to give him a nick name beside Sy.
Young fellows occasionally reach out that way for an identity that they can call their own.
She suggested Steve and it was Steve even for his close family till only a few years ago when he went reverted
to his given name and went by the abbreviated moniker of Sy.
It works for the name he was given at birth, Simon, and for the name he was given when he entered the USA,
The first time he used Sy on his ME word processor the computer corrected his spelling to Cy.
Cybernetics was destined to claim his publications.
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He was forced to move from NY in 1982.
In any case he wasn't running away.