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The passing of a great human being…

July 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Off-topic

Back in October I first became aware of Randy Pausch. 

I’m sure there’s few of you who aren’t aware of the man who delivered the famed "Last Lecture".

His talk inspired me.  His talk saddened me.  His talk made me laugh.  But most of all, his talk made me think.

What an incredible gentleman.

Since I first saw the video I have kept an interest in his progress via his web site [it seems to be down] and today I was truly saddened today to hear of his passing.

You know Randy Pausch has done something few can claim, he has made people around the world, to stop, think, take stock and hopefully make decisions on what is really important in their lives.

While Mr. Pausch was interviewed on every major US television channel, for me, his original, unedited Last Lecture is one of the most powerful and thought provoking pieces of video on the Internet.

Do yourself a favour, watch the video, buy the book and invest your time thinking about what really matters to you.

I can only imagine the pain and suffering of the Pausch family at this incredibly painful time.  But I hope that in the weeks, months and years ahead that they are consoled in the knowledge that Randy Pausch was, and is an extraordinary human being who touched people’s lives.

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