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    This type of news stories don't always belong in a Disney Business category. I was watching a segment on World News with Charles Gibson about a last lecture by Professor Randy Pausch. I noticed he was wearing a Walt Disney Imagineering nametag along with a WDI polo. Apparently he worked at WDI and helped developed the Aladdin virtual reality ride at DisneyQuest.

    Unfortunately, he is dying of Cancer. However, he mentions achieving one of his dreams: working as a Imagineer. Obviously, most of us dream of being one.

    Here is the link to the video of his lecture:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=3633956

    Update: Here is the full version posted on Google Video.

    http://www.google.com/videoplay\?doc...s=""> </embed>
    Last edited by jonyyeh; 09-24-2007, 10:20 PM. Reason: update, added Google Video clip

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    I was privileged to meet Randy one time when he personally gave me the rundown and strapped me in to the Aladdin VR long before Disney Quest...when it was being field tested/displayed at EPCOT Center's Communicore West.

    I remember him being so enthusiastic and fun. Wish nothing but best for him and his family during the difficult times ahead.

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      Yeah, I wish Randy and his family the best in the months ahead.

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        I wish to offer my prayers and moral support to Randy and his family.

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          I just learned of him from this shorter video posted by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. I'm glad he was the kind of person to share like this.

          I like his line "If you have any herbal supplements or remedies please stay away from me," from his list of what he wasn't going to talk about.


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            Seems like a nice guy, but that Aladdin ride/game made me so sick! (I never get motion sick, but this one did it to me!)
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            Will trade husband for Disneyland and DCA Pins!

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              Re: Lecture of a Lifetime by a Imagineer

              Originally posted by jonyyeh View Post
              Here is the link to the video of his full lecture:

              http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=3633956
              It's odd, the ABC link had a "full version"... but it cut off at the end. I searched online, and found a version of the lecture that was listed as one hour and forty five minutes.

              I didn't get a chance to watch the longer one, but even the shorter one is pretty remarkable.

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                Re: Lecture of a Lifetime by a Imagineer

                Yeah, apparently, there are longer versions of the lecture on the internet. Here is I guess the full version.

                http://www.google.com/videoplay\?doc...s=""> </embed>

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