This introduction, culled from an article I found on line, paints the picture of the video of Dr. Randy Pausch delivering his final lecture to his students at
By jobythebay, published
Sep 23, 2007
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch's Last Lecture
A Dying Professor Gives the Lecture of His Life
I was watching the news on television last night and heard the newscaster saying that we would be watching a professor's last lecture.
Oprah heard about the lecture and asked Dr. Pausch to reprise the lecture live for her audience. The following link will take you to that broadcast:
As I watched, the first questions I asked myself were: “When was this show taped? How is he doing now? Is he still alive?”
I found the answers in Dr. Pausch’s Blog, which was updated today.
Randy Pausch Blog update page:
There is no need to gild the lily; Dr. Pausch has said all that needs to be said about milking all the joy possible out of every day we are given to spend here on earth. My two questions – to myself and to you – after the tearful inspiration of watching Dr. Pausch put life into perspective – are:
“What will you do today to experience joy for yourself?”
“What will you do today to give joy to others?”
What a gift Dr. Pausch has given to all of us – his extended class of students enrolled in the school of life.
Thank you Tom!