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Saturday July 17th | Inspiration

Wow. It occurred to me that 2010 is more than half over. Time is compressing on me, and the days and weeks seem so much briefer than they used to..

Summer Fun

I found this image on Julie Cantrell’s website Julie’s Journal. She is the author of children’s books, and I hope parents will visit her site.. as a way to make up for me “borrowing” this image.

This video is a short 1 hour and 15 minutes long. It is Randy Pausch giving a “last lecture” at Carnegie Mellon.

He was a Computer Science professor and a pioneer in the field of virtual reality, but that’s not why Tech-for Everyone readers might appreciate it. This “lecture” has been seen by over a million people and is rated 5 Stars by viewers; and was turned into a book (which enjoyed more than 85 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, and there are now more than 4.5 million copies in print in the U.S. alone).

Watching it might change your life.

He was 47.

Mr. Pausch was the founder of the Alice project; a free program that teaches kids how to program a computer, and they don’t even know they’re learning programming.. they think they’re writing a story.
You can check it out at

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  1. Hi Paul:
    Yes, I watched the video, thanks for this. So interesting, excellent, and sad… many messages… values in life we often forget about.
    Hope many of your readers watch it too.



    Comment by Gaia | July 18, 2010 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      Yes.. watching Achieving Your Childhood Dreams was a moving experience for me too, and I join you in encouraging folks to watch it.

      Thank you.


      Comment by techpaul | July 18, 2010 | Reply

  2. About the picture:
    Childhood, one of the most precious moments of one’s life… No worries, no tensions.. Just eat, play, sleep and ENJOY!
    Sometimes, I wish if I could reverse the time to…. (Do i need to complete the sentence?)

    About ‘Alice’:
    It seems useful to me. Got to try it. Thanks.

    About the video:
    Still waiting for it to buffer…. Dial-up connections you see… :-/


    Comment by Ranjan | July 18, 2010 | Reply

    • I’m sorry. But you said “dial-up”.

      Did you see Peggy Sue Got Married” ?


      Comment by techpaul | July 18, 2010 | Reply

  3. Yes, Paul. You heard it right. It’s Dial-up.
    ‘Peggy sue got married’– What’s that?


    Comment by Ranjan | July 19, 2010 | Reply

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