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Randy Pausch Dies

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#1 Animal


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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:16 PM

Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday. He was 47.

Quote taken from: here

YouTube Link to the Lecture : here Advisory the lecture is One Hour Sixteen Minutes Long. But well worth it.

I know this topic has a video in it. But this is more about recognizing the death of a gifted person than it is about a video.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:29 PM

Thanks for posting that, Animal. I had stumbled upon that video on YouTube a few months ago I believe. I watched it and just thought, wow he really gets it. A gifted person indeed and definitely a video I would recommend. May he rest in peace.

I just wanted to edit to say I had actually come across this version before:
which while it is longer I think it shows even more what kind of person he was.

Edited by drex23, 26 July 2008 - 09:49 AM.

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:06 PM

Sorry to hear, R.I.P. Prof. Pausch

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:27 PM

..."You have to decide, if you are a Tigger or an Eeyore".

Words worth remembering. That sure strikes a chord with me. I am always going to remember that. He had wonderful things to say to be sure. A very interesting, intelligent and sweet man. I am sad he is gone now.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 09:50 PM

Always sad to see someone unique like that go.

..."You have to decide, if you are a Tigger or an Eeyore".

I'm with Pandy... definitely. ;)
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:25 AM

I agree with Galadriel ........... ... definitely I will be with Pandy



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Posted 27 August 2008 - 12:38 PM

I just finished his book, "The Last Lecture." It was very inspiring and moving. He was a very strong man.

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