## Randy Pausch, 1960-2008

I’m just one of the millions who watched his Last Lecture (thank you Karen for pointing it out to me). Rest in peace, Randy. I wish for strength for Randy’s family. He went out with a bang, I only wish I could emulate him when the time comes.

I learnt the sad news via FriendFeed.com, here is a link to a news item.

## Michael Nielsens’ essay on the future of science

Boy, my impulsive action to sign up for FriendFeed.com has led to the discovery of lots (too much) very interesting stuff. There is a much higher signal/noise ratio there than in Facebook. Here’s one such discovery, mostly so that I will remember to read it and comment on it later.