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The Resource The last lecture, Randy Pausch

The last lecture, Randy Pausch

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The last lecture
Title
The last lecture
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Randy Pausch
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Language
eng
Summary
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."--Randy Pausch. A lot of professors give talks titled "The last lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave -- "Really achieving your childhood dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have ... and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living
Summary
The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family
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Audio
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Audies: Biography/Memoir, 2009.
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Pausch, Randy
Dewey number
204
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LC call number
BL624
LC item number
.P38 2008ab
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other
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Read by Erik Singer
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  • Pausch, Randy
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  • Computer scientists
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Target audience
adult
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Label
The last lecture, Randy Pausch
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 4:13:05
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digital storage
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1 online resource (1 sound file)
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Isbn
9781415957073
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sound
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digital recording
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  • (OCoLC)232255410
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Label
The last lecture, Randy Pausch
Link
http://catalog.forsythpl.org/polaris/custom/ocdLogin.aspx?isbn=9781415957073
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 4:13:05
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
File format
unknown
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online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781415957073
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)232255410
  • (OCoLC)ocn232255410
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