One of the most startling emails — and easily the most memorable one — I have ever received after giving a talk is this one:
I was at the School of Computer Science at CMU when Randy Pausch gave his last lecture…
In watching your presentation, I very much have the same feeling I did after watching Randy.
Thanks so much for taking the time it was a crazy, geeky, inspiring, & wonderful experience.
Wow. That is very high praise.
I also remember Randy Pausch’s lecture. It was indeed wonderful.
You want to see a video of my talk?
I recall this very nice quote from Randy:
We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.