Saturday, July 26, 2008

The last Lecture..




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Last September, Oprah Winfry interviewed a university professor who is dying of cancer and gave a final lecture to his students. His lecture instantly gained wide popularity, and was downloaded more than a million times on the internet.
Ever since then, he’s been regarded as a source of inspiration for a lot of people, teaching them basics –from a dying man in his mid 40’s- for “how to live your life” & “Achieving your childhood dreams”..

Unfortunately, last Friday Randy Pausch died; and strangely I felt very sad after hearing the news. The thing that left me wondering a min or two; because I knew that he was dying, I’ve never met him before and I got to admit that he didn’t have this dramatic impact on my life (unlike others worldwide).. but still I felt sad.. and I said to myself “Properly life is not what we think it’s all about after all.”..
For Randy just strengthened my belief that.. “Make a life, not just a living.”..


His full lecture
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

His short presentation in Operah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJp24vNxWKY

His lecture’s transcript
http://download.srv.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/Randy/pauschlastlecturetranscript.pdf

His legacy
http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/Randy/
http://www.cmu.edu/randyslecture/
http://download.srv.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/

And finally, Randy Pausch Blog
http://download.srv.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/news/index.html

2 Comments:

Blogger daffodilLament said...

May he rest in peace.

Really admire his guts, I went out to buy his book a couple of weeks back and then read on his site a week ago or two that his condition had turn critical.

Still, it is sad to loose such a charismatic person.

7/27/2008 09:04:00 PM  
Blogger Lasto-adri *Blue* said...

@DaffodilLament
This month I am losing alot of people were source for my inspiration..
it feels sad!

8/10/2008 03:13:00 PM  

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