Everyone's talking about the eulogy of Steve Jobs written by his sister, the novelist Mona Simpson, that appeared in yesterday's New York Times. It's a much more humane side of Jobs than what we've seen in the countless obits that focused on his products and his business acumen. Here's the part that people are fixated on, myself included:
But with that will, that work ethic, that strength, there was also sweet Steve's capacity for wonderment, the artist's belief in the ideal, the still more beautiful later.
Steve's final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times.
Before embarking, he'd looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life's partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.
Steve's final words were:
OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.