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Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture

Posted on: April 26, 2008 6:04 pm
 

Talk about inspiring. This article from the NYT Health Section discusses the recent phenomenon that is Randy Pausch, a computer programming professor who is dying of pancreatic cancer. He gave a “last lecture” to a class at Carnegie Mellon University, in which he discussed his philosophy of life. He didn’t discuss his cancer - instead, he talked what he felt he had learned, and presented it in a way that he felt his children (now 6,4, and 2) would eventually be able to benefit from. Now, the lecture has been heard by 10 million people in seven different languages, and there are plans to make a book. The guy certainly appears to be confronting his illness with courage, as I would hope to be able to stand up to this with half as much strength as he is. According to the article, the lecture can be heard here:

 

www.cmu.edu/randyslecture
Category: General
Tags: Inspiration
 
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Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: May 20, 2008 1:50 pm
 

Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture

Rimjack,

Thanks! I am normally not in to "positive people" stuff, or crap like that. I'm a "deal with it" kind of person. And it took me a while to get through because it is 26 pages and I was just reading it on some breaks. It was really cool, the guy is one of a kind. I don't really believe some of his stuff applies to everyday average people (my vast cynicism again) but what happened in his world is awesome.

If I were in his position, I'd just be all #&*%#%'ed off and making everyone around me miserable. Props to him and you for sharing.



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