Steve Jobs’ Last Words: “OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.”

Mona Simpson is an op-ed contributor for the New York Times, a novelist, an English professor at UCLA, and she is the biological sister of the late Steve Jobs. On October 16, 2011 Mona Simpson delivered a eulogy for her brother at his memorial service at the Memorial Church of Stanford University. Her eulogy was published on the New York Times this past weekend. In the eulogy, Simpson revealed that before Jobs passed away, he looked at his sister Patty, then his children, and then his wife Laurene. Then he looked over their shoulders past them and said “OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.”

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  1. Linda Watson says:

    It is wonderful to me that because of Steve Jobs' final words, people today around the globe are pondering the mysteries of life and death. People who have had what we call "near death experiences" have reported for years that they encountered a Being of light and felt an all-encompassing love. Many deeply regretted having to return to their bodies when faced with such a shining alternative. I am prepared to believe these accounts and take comfort in them. The question is then, however, what kind of life might be lived in light of such a discovery?
    Linda Watson

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