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Where’s the Buzz: Google Remembers Randy Pausch

July 26th, 2008 by

Did you notice today that Google’s homepage has a small message at the bottom: In Memoriam Randy Pausch (1960-2008) ?.

Last September 18th Randolph Frederick Pausch , an American professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, gave a lecture to about 400 students, faculty and friends about some life lessons he’d learned that became an internet sensation and a bestselling book.

“The lecture was for my kids, but if others are finding value in it, that is wonderful, but rest assured; I’m hardly unique.” Pausch wrote on his Web site.

July 25th , Pausch died at the age of 47 of complications from pancreatic cancer. The book “The Last Lecture” , translated into 30 languages , remains the nonfiction best-seller lists after its publication in April & inspired many to make their every interaction count. The book deal was reported to be worth more than $6 million. More than 4 Millions viewed the complete or abridged version of the lecture, titled “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” at Youtube. Pausch’s demise & last lecture sparked a buzz in the blogosphere.

randy Paush & Last lecture

Trendsspotting pays tribute to Randy Pausch. He may be resting in heavenly abode, but his spirit and remembrance, are still alive on his site.

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