Randy Pausch: Last Lecture*

6 10 2007

You might have already heard or seen this one. Randy Pausch, professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), gave his traditional “last lecture” a concept when professors are asked which tips they would give to students if this truly was their last lecture.

In his case it might truly be his last lecture for he was diagnosed with cancer. So in September 18th, this year he got up infront of a packed room of students and fellow professors to hold a really warm, funny and emotional lecture on “Really achieving your childhood dreams!”.

Initially this speech was meant for his family only. I am happy that he decided to share it with a bigger community. This is 1 1/2 hours that you should definitly watch!

Hope that Pausch get’s to spend as much time with his family as possible!