CMU professor gives his last lesson on life

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, via Miki Louch.

When he was a boy, Dr. Pausch said, he had a concrete set of dreams: He wanted to experience the weightlessness of zero gravity; he wanted to play football in the NFL; he wanted to write an article for the World Book Encyclopedia (“You can tell the nerds early on,” he joked); he wanted to be Captain Kirk from “Star Trek”; and he wanted to work for the Disney Co.

I interviewed Paush once for a newsletter published by the engineering school at the University of Virginia. Hearing about the occasion of his speech was a bit of a surprise.