Friday, July 25, 2008

Prof whose 'last lecture' became a sensation dies - Yahoo! News

Prof whose 'last lecture' became a sensation dies - Yahoo! News

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, "The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night." I have been moved by this phrase for sometime now. One person who I think exemplified what Mr. Longfellow was saying was Randy Pausch. I was saddened to here he succumbed to his cancer today. I have watched his "Last Lecture" about 10 times now and love it every time I see it. It was especially hard to hear of his death today, I was feeling tired and like not working hard. Then I heard of Randy's death and thought what he would be doing at this moment if he was still alive. Being tired would not be one of them. The world has lost another great one. We all know we can't afford to keep losing men like Randy. I wish the best for his family.

2 comments:

April said...

yeah I heard he passed away, too bad. What an awesome man. I really want to get his book. I've seen him on Opraha and a few other shows.

Laura, Tyler, and Emma said...

I have never heard of him. (don't gasp!) I know, but I read the artical link and I am impressed, I would love to read that book. Must add it to the list. Thanks for sharing.