Two years ago, I lost my best friend to pancreatic cancer. So when I heard about Randy Pausch, a celebrated professor of computer science battling the same disease, and his amazing "last lecture" at Carnegie Mellon, I had more than passing interest in what he had to say.
An expert in video game and virtual-reality technology, Pausch was diagnosed with cancer a year earlier. But his struggle to stave off a death sentence didn't lead to a morose farewell. (Though he did confess to experiencing a deathbed conversion: "I just bought a Macintosh.")
Instead, what … Read more