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In memoriam – Dr. Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon University Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Pausch was known as that “Last Lecture” Professor from Carnegie Mellon University. He recently passed away and this space is in appreciation for all that he’s achieved and done for so many all over the world. There are many warm tributes to him: Washington Post’s and New York Times. What resonated for me was the topic he chose – childlike wonder. I’ve expanded that to mean that one needs to have “natural curiosity” because it’s important in life that we do not stop learning, questioning, observing, re-looking at the old and new alike as part of our own drive to excellence. Incidentally, this theme was somewhat touched upon in the move Kung Fu Panda which I wrote about in the previous post (not to spoil things, but it involves the secret of the secret ingredient…and you should definitely see it). However, “childlike wonder” works alot better and much more meaningful as life should be.

Life is not only a journey but it should be interesting and “fun”. That it is not often, well, perhaps a reminder every now and then is a good thing. Let’s keep it fresh, uplifting, and a daily “rediscovery” of the things that make it wonderful, even when it seems that every day is a raining day.

Thank you Dr. Randy Pausch from H&SS ’91, Applied History.

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  1. August 5, 2008 at 4:43 AM

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