Steve Jobs passed away Oct. 5 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His sister Mona Simpson, a novelist and a professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, delivered a beautiful eulogy for him at his Oct. 16 memorial service at Stanford. It was printed in Sunday’s New York Times (Oct. 30).
Among the things she talks about are his final moments, where Jobs had been lying in bed, fairly non-responsive for a day or so. Simpson writes:
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.
We wonder just what it is he was experiencing at that moment. You can read the entire eulogy at the NYT website.