We have lost a great mind and friend to our community; hence, this note.
I don't know if you have heard of Randy Pausch, but I had the good fortune to speak and participate in several conference with him. A future thinker who understood how media and interactivity would continue to merge, and what that meant for educational objectives, Randy always gave his light energy to projects.
Most recently you may have heard of him through his public sharing of his living with pancreatic cancer that he spoke [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo
] and wrote about in The Last Lecture