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jamf 10-26-2007 02:27 PM

Last Lecture
If you have an hour and a half to sit down and relax, Take a look at this video.

[url=http://www.etc.cmu.edu/global_news/?q=node/42]Randy Pausch's Last Lecture - UPDATE | ETC Global News[/url]

"Randy Pausch is a married father of three, a very popular professor at Carnegie Mellon University and he is dying. He is suffering from pancreatic cancer, which he says has returned after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Doctors say he has only a few months to live.

In September 2007, Randy gave a final lecture to his students at Carnegie Mellon that has since been downloaded more than a million times on the Internet. "There's an academic tradition called the 'Last Lecture.' Hypothetically, if you knew you were going to die and you had one last lecture, what would you say to your students?" Randy says. "Well, for me, there's an elephant in the room. And the elephant in the room, for me, it wasn't hypothetical."

Despite the lecture's wide popularity, Randy says he really only intended his words for his three small children. "I think it's great that so many people have benefited from this lecture, but the truth of the matter is that I didn't really even give it to the 400 people at Carnegie Mellon who came. I only wrote this lecture for three people, and when they're older, they'll watch it," he says. "

SmootSmack 10-26-2007 02:40 PM

Re: Last Lecture
I saw this a few weeks ago, pretty moving stuff. Thanks jamf

Schneed10 10-26-2007 03:16 PM

Re: Last Lecture
I came home from work earlier this week and my wife was crying because she had just seen this guy's appearance on Oprah.

You've been outed for watching Oprah, jamf!

jamf 10-26-2007 05:36 PM

Re: Last Lecture
You've been outed for watching Oprah, jamf!

Oh No!

Actually I got it from DSLReports.
[url=http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19305513-video-Not-Our-Usual-Post][video] Not Our Usual Post - dslreports.com[/url]
I'm skinsfanusa :)

btw, how did you know it was on oprah? ;)

Schneed10 10-26-2007 10:45 PM

Re: Last Lecture
[quote=jamf;369204]Oh No!

Actually I got it from DSLReports.
[URL="http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19305513-video-Not-Our-Usual-Post"][video] Not Our Usual Post - dslreports.com[/URL]
I'm skinsfanusa :)

btw, how did you know it was on oprah? ;)[/quote]

Yeah it's been all over the internet, YouTube, everywhere. Oprah just called attention to it.

I love when I come home from work and see the wife crying on the couch. I never have to ask what she's watching, the answer is always "Oprah."

"Women... can't live with 'em... hey Norm pass the beer nuts."

Schneed10 10-26-2007 10:47 PM

Re: Last Lecture
About the lecture though, I didn't have the patience to sit through it all. So I skipped to the end. I just thought it was really cool how he said that he didn't do the lecture for himself, or the students, or the faculty. He did it for one reason, so that one day his kids would grow up and see it.

The guy is pretty great.

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