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Jim Huggins
July 25th, 2008
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Rest in peace, Randy
Randy Pausch, who gained significant fame this past year for his "Last Lecture" at Carnegie Mellon, died today (as we all knew he would) from pancreatic cancer.  He was 47.

I know I've probably blogged about this before, but inside the CS world, Randy was known for his incredible academic achievements, and the way he affected those who came into his sphere of influence.  The "last lecture" was almost an afterthought ... and that afterthought may have an impact on as many people as the life that led up to it.

I hope I can live a life that inspires a few people to greatness, like Randy did.

Rest well, Randy.  You were the first one to admit that you were no saint.  But for an ordinary guy ... you did pretty good.

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Date:July 26th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)


Hi Huggie lol is that a flashback? well this is Peter Hill from Bentley. I miss those days sometimes. I don't know if you remember me but you left a big impression on a lot of us and everyone knew you. I remember you hauling that briefcase around everywhere. Well i know you really made something good of your life and made good use of the education you received. I was one of the struggling underachievers and you were way out of my league. Jim I know you inspired many and with a very good heart. You accepted anyone and that's a gift. I wish you well.
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