Friday, July 25, 2008

Rest in Peace Randy Pausch..

"Randy Pausch, a computer science professor whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, has died. He was 47."

Whenever I read about people 'my age' (I'm only 3 years younger than him) who pass on and who have left their remarkable imprint on the world, I wonder what oh what can I do to do the same? It's not in the spirit of competition of course, but it makes you think of that quality, ability, personality trait that gives something to the people you meet, the community you live in or work in.. so much on tv and popular culture is about taking and making money and all manner of acquisition..
here was Randy Pausch who had a zest for life, an awesome adventurous and inquiring soul as a teacher, professor.. like the many who's seen his last lecture on Youtube (I posted it here a month or so ago), I wished I could have met him.

Like Steve Irwin, his love for life and his computer 'stuff' made you wish you had the same enthusiasm infused in your own life..

All the best to his wife and family. Randy Pausch..



Blogger susan said...

It's easy to think we have no effect in the world but by staying true to our beliefs we may help more than we can imagine.

I too hope his wife and children are okay.

11:56 PM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

so sad...thank you for blogging about him....I am posting his video today....


11:51 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

susan and's not really any particular person who's inspirational, it's the way some people are (or 'were') that makes you just want to siphon off a piece to give you that oomph or je ne sais qua to live your own life a little better, or more fully. Appreciative..not knowing that with your head, but feeling it in your whole being..


6:53 PM  

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