In Memoriam: Randy Pausch, Innovative Computer Scientist, Loving Father, Husband, Son inspired the world

 

Randy Pausch

Randy Pausch (1960 – 2008)

In honour of Randy‘s Tigger personality, I am re-watching Randy’s The Last Lecture – Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams as I research and write this brief entry in tears.

The news of Randy’s passing was reported by NYT, MarketWatch, ABC, WSJ, CBC, CTV, USA Today, AP, AFP, Wired News, BBC, Brown Alumni Magazine, and many other news media. In this moment of sadness, my thoughts are with Randy’s family and loved ones.

Since I am watching Randy’s The Last Lecture (21 mins left), I feel Randy is still with us. In fact, a part of Randy will always live in my heart and I know I will revisit The Last Lecture for many more times in the rest of my life. Randy, I will try my best to live my life to the fullest and to strive to achieve my dreams (with good time management).

I would like to conclude this post by pointing out Randy’s favourite teaching tool Alice. – “Alice is an innovative [and free] 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing.

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July 31, 2008 Update: This is from CMU, “In Memoriam: Randy Pausch, Innovative Computer Scientist at Carnegie Mellon, Launched Education Initiatives, Gained Worldwide Acclaim for Last Lecture

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