The New York Times printed Mona Simpson, Steve Jobs' biological sister's eulogy for her brother at the private funeral held for him a few days after his death. The eulogy goes over many facets of their relationship, including how they found each other (their biological parents had given Jobs up for adoption), how she saw Steve work very hard at Apple, then be removed from Apple and start Next, and finally go back to the company that he co-founded. She talks about Jobs' humility and how he didn't let his money get to his head.
Simpson, an English professor at UCLA, reveals Jobs' final words
She then moves on to Jobs' illness. Going over various incidents at the hospital, she illustrates Jobs' quirks, including his need for good design. And finally, she talks about his death. How he was preparing for it and what the final scene was. She even reveals his last words which were, "Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow". The number of guesses as to what could have elicited those six words only keeps increasing. They were said, as she narrates in her eulogy, hours before his death. The eulogy has been making its rounds on the social networks, being posted and reposted by people who have been moved by it.
Published Date: Nov 01, 2011 09:46 am | Updated Date: Nov 01, 2011 09:46 am