Computer Scientist Randy Pausch Gives His Version of "The Last Lecture" (1:16:27)
A subtiitled video of Randy Pausch’s "Last Lecture", a very moving document for ESL learners and other people as well. Let his words of wisdom guide us and help us live better lives. QualityTime-ESL will guide you towards videos of this quality.
Randy Pausch was an American professor of computer science and human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
When he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 46 and knew he had only a few months left to live, Randy Pausch gave his famous speech "The Last Lecture" and also wrote a book with the same title. This man who died in July 2008 was an inspiration for others—not only a very competent scientist, admired by students and colleagues alike, but a true humanitarian who knew how to enjoy life to the bitter end and to motivate others to fulfill their dreams.
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Randy Pausch worked with Google on user interface design and consulted with PARC, Disney Imagineering, and Media Metrix on virtual reality projects. Randy Pausch was also the founder of the Alice software project. Pausch went before the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to ask for greater funding for pancreatic cancer. He left a wife and hree young children.
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Listen to Randy and you will feel energy resurging in your brain and entire body. His lecture is full of wisdom and genuine humor. I would have been honored to have been his student or colleague.