Monday, July 28, 2008

The Last Lecture

Randy Pausch passed away on Friday, July 25th of pancreatic cancer, a ruthless killer.

He's most well known as the Carnegie Mellon University professor who doled out a hefty dose of life advice on pursuing childhood dreams as part of his final lecture to students and peers before he retired from teaching. His sense of humor, timing, and delivery are amazing. Not to mention his candor regarding his illness at the start of the presentation is simultaneously humbling and inspiring. His courage in the face of certain death is exemplary.

Please check it out. It's the best seventy-six minutes you'll spend this week.

1 comment:

Julia said...

I was really moved by Randy and was so upset the day he died. I posted about his death too and even created a cookie in his honor. :-(