You missed the last lecture


If your library has a waiting list for the book "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch it will probably be getting longer. The first print run of the book has run out. Both Barnes and Nobles and Amazon are out of the book. Amazon says that the book is expected to be in stock again on May 7, 2008. In case you don't know the back story on this book here is an ABC news story about it. And here is the lecture that started it all.


According to Wikipedia (so it must be true) Pausch is in the next Star Trek movie.

A devoted Star Trek fan, Pausch was invited by film director J.J. Abrams to film a role in the latest Star Trek movie. Abrams heard of Pausch's condition and sent a personal e-mail inviting Pausch to the set. Pausch happily accepted and traveled to Los Angeles, California to shoot his scene. In addition to appearing in the film, he also has a line of dialogue.


If you have a Kindle the print run is not out for this book.

With shipping the "Last Lecture" book is $16.06 from Amazon to your door. The Kindle edition is $9.99. If the rate of saving remained constant it would take 66 books to break even by owning the Kindle.