Back in a previous life I was a Research Fellow in User Interface Design at Sussex University. At the time I remember being totally in awe of, and humbled by, the work of Randy Pausch on Virtual Reality on 5 dollars a day amongst other things and home much energy and enthusiasm that team had. So it's enourmously sad to learn that he has an untreatable form of cancer which will take his life in the next few months… But he recently gave a lecture on "How to achieve your childhood dreams" which should be an inspiration to all. Make sure you watch out for the "mind fake" at the end…