Randy Pausch and his inspirational message to us all


There is truly one unforgettable video available on-line that will move you and make a difference in the way you look at life (and death).   


On September 18, 2007, computer science professor Randy Pausch stepped in front of an audience of 400 people at Carnegie Mellon University to deliver a last lecture called “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams.”  


Over the past few years, this ‘Last Lecture’ has become a phenomenon – from YouTube clips to an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, to a #1, best-selling book. The lecture itself is a resounding message of hope and determination.  It provides a moral compass on how one should approach the short time we have on earth.  The ‘kicker’ is that Randy Pausch delivers his important life messages with the knowledge that he has incurable pancreatic cancer and only months to live.  


The full hour-plus university lecture can be viewed here:    

With the lecture’s growing popularity, Oprah Winfrey had Randy Pausch on her show to deliver a 10 minute condensed version.  This reprisal can be viewed here:   

Randy Pausch has a website http://www.thelastlecture.com which features his book.  


Randy Pausch passed away earlier this summer – July 25th, 2008.  He was 47 and, as he wished, he died at his home with his wife and three young children.


(Ed. – This is a repost from a By George Journal 2008 posting – a truly inspirational piece.)


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