in Higher Ed

Randy Pausch 1960-2008

Talk about inspiring people and a life worth living in word and in deed:

“Almost all of us have childhood dreams; for example, being an astronaut, or making movies or video games for a living,” said Pausch. “Sadly, most people don’t achieve theirs, and I think that’s a shame.”

I really appreciate how his institution found a dignified way to magnify the work he did, revealing that Randy Pausch was more than just one lecture for those that did not know him. His legacy will live on well beyond anything he could have imagined. I remember watching his lecture when it first hit the web, sending it to friends to watch and who even thought it was long, said they “watched the whole thing and were just astounded” by the magnitude and weight of his words.