I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been reading DFW for the last couple months, but when I was watching this lecture by Randy Pausch (professor at Carnegie Mellon) I was seeing Wallace-ian elements everywhere. The way that Pausch unpacks cliches to reveal important truths made me think of AA in Infinite Jest, as well as Wallace’s Kenyon commencement speech. This lecture is worth watching in its own right, but also interesting in some of the ways it parallels some of the ideas in Wallace’s works.
An Interesting Parallel
4 May 2009 · 1.55 am · by ag1646