Tuesday, July 29, 2008

His fate is ours, sped up.

I have not been able to stop thinking about Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture.” So I have posted it here.

For those that don’t know, Pausch was a computer science proffessor, arguably one of the most popular on campus, and so, as a part of a larger academic tradition, he was asked to deliver what would be a hypothetical last lecture.

Then he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Though Pausch died on July 25, of this year, his legacy lives on in the form of the youtube video of his lecture.

I will warn you, it is long. I listened to it as I was working on some other material. And, it is not profound, it is practical.

And I can’t stop thinking about it.

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