Goodbye, Randy Pausch.

25 July, 2008 (06:38) | People | By: Olivier

For those who have not heard of him, Randy Pausch was a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University working on subjects closely related to video games. He was one of the creators of Alice, a software that tries to teach children programming while having fun. He was a brilliant speaker and you should not miss his last lecture if you haven’t seen it yet. He was a hell of a minmaxer with excellent tips on time management (his best video in my opinion). He was all that and much more until today when he finally lost to pancreatic cancer. He will be sorely missed.

Randy found out the hard way that it was later than he thought but he nevertheless kept having fun and enjoyed the game until the end. So – as one lucky enough to still have a ticking clock – the next time I hit a wall, I will knock it down in memory of Randy Pausch.

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