Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

I can see how some would find this worthwhile, but I did not. I was seeking greater words of wisdom (even banal ones) with the insight and power of one approaching their end. Instead it was a collection of stories with little bits of generalized advice mixed in. I mainly wanted to read this because it was such a best-seller, and judging from the (over 800) reviews on Amazon, most were satisfied.
One’s thoughts on the work probably say more about themselves than the work itself, as the range on Amazon was quite large: Amazing; Trite; Inspirational; A waste of time; Pausch is brave; Pausch is an ego-maniac… etc.
(Perhaps I should have just watched the video.)


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