Randy Pausch: 1960-2008

Found out about this guy from a friend of mine today.

Early Friday, virtual reality pioneer, Randy Pausch, 47, died of pancreatic cancer. You may have seen Pausch’s popular “Last Lecture” at Carnegie Mellon on YouTube. It was delivered to a packed auditorium of 500 students, friends and faculty members. At the time (Sept. 18, 2007) Pausch believed he had less than six months to live. The lecture quickly became a viral-video hit and as of this writing has been viewed more than 3.5 million times, so far. In May, Time magazine listed Pausch as one of the world’s top-100 Most Influential People.

Quoted from the PC World Blog.

Pretty interesting idea to give your “last lecture”. Here’s a little clip from the one hour video:

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