This Post Originally Published Aug 21, 2008
The Last Lecture Given by Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) at Carnegie Mellon University, Sept. 18, 2007
Many have seen this, but it always behooves us to revisit these videos of Randy Pausch. His message is timeless, and has the power to change our perception of how we live the rest of our lives.
Randy Pausch was a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon. He lived a joyful, even uproarious life working on amazing projects and engaging in romantic exploits, fun endeavors and exciting adventures.
He was brilliant, handsome, popular, creative and a super human dynamo in unstoppable action. He was also very funny, witty, charming. When he discovered he was dying of pancreatic cancer, everything in his life took on new meaning of monumental proportion.
He was at the top of his game, married to the woman of his dreams and father to 3 beautiful young children, the apples of his fatherly eye. The thought of leaving them all was more than he could bear, but bore it he has, sharing his haunting and beautiful story with the world.