Inspiration

When I visited Carnegie Mellon I met Randy Pausch. He was inspirational then (developed a new programming language, Alice, which was aimed at helping kids learn to program). But now, he’s even more inspirational. You gotta watch this video (WMV format). It’s his last lecture. Has pancreatic cancer.

More about this talk and Randy over on Metafilter.

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Comments

  1. Randy’s lab was down the hallway from mine at CMU from 2000-2004 – I got a big stuffed Scooby Doo from his lab on my birthday in Dec. 2001. It’s still in mom’s house – I’ll be giving Scooby a big hug when I visit home!

  2. Randy’s lab was down the hallway from mine at CMU from 2000-2004 – I got a big stuffed Scooby Doo from his lab on my birthday in Dec. 2001. It’s still in mom’s house – I’ll be giving Scooby a big hug when I visit home!

  3. Robert, thank you so very much for posting about this!
    I watched the whole lecture in on go. At first because I couldn’t pause it in VLC Player, later because it’s fascinating & inspiring.
    I will forward this to all my friends and share this valuable and utterly inspiring insight into Pausch’s life and wisdom.
    All the best from Holland,
    Yonga Sun

  4. Robert, thank you so very much for posting about this!
    I watched the whole lecture in on go. At first because I couldn’t pause it in VLC Player, later because it’s fascinating & inspiring.
    I will forward this to all my friends and share this valuable and utterly inspiring insight into Pausch’s life and wisdom.
    All the best from Holland,
    Yonga Sun

  5. if only we all could be so lucky. great post! thank you for sharing! I hope people can see this and recognize just how lucky they have it and hopefully come away with a head fake or two….

  6. if only we all could be so lucky. great post! thank you for sharing! I hope people can see this and recognize just how lucky they have it and hopefully come away with a head fake or two….