Sunday, July 27, 2008

An Enduring Legacy - Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch, the professor at Carnegie Mellon University who inspired countless students in the classroom and others worldwide through his highly acclaimed last lecture, has died of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 47.

See all the information at Carnegie Mellon University website.

His legacy was incredible. I had the opportunity to learn last year about one of his project: Alice and it was brilliant. Take a time to watch his last lecture talk. It was amazing. From there, he said:
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."--Randy Pausch


Thiago Burgos said...

The Last Lecture was, with no doubt, one of the best talks I have ever seen, not to say the best. Very inspiring.

It is incredible how a determined person can achieve his dreams, and help others achieving it.

Guys like Randy are good examples to be followed.

Eduardo Almeida said...

Thiago, the book now is best seller:

Thiago Burgos said...

Eduardo, I will definetly read it!

Still Regarding persons like Randy, who are real examples to be followed, I just found a video I like very much, about Dean Kamen, the inventor of segway. Very inspiring also.,,GIM797958-7823-AS+INVENCOES+DO+NORTEAMERICANO+DEAN+KAMEN,00.html