Steve Jobs: 1955 - 2011

The New York Times has published Mona Simpson's eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs.

None of us knows for certain how long we’ll be here. On Steve’s better days, even in the last year, he embarked upon projects and elicited promises from his friends at Apple to finish them. Some boat builders in the Netherlands have a gorgeous stainless steel hull ready to be covered with the finishing wood. His three daughters remain unmarried, his two youngest still girls, and he’d wanted to walk them down the aisle as he’d walked me the day of my wedding.

We all — in the end — die in medias res. In the middle of a story. Of many stories.

Source: New York Times

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Jason Zaremba says:

This is the saddest thing to read...especially after just finishing the book this morning. Which the book is such an excellent read, I cannot recommend it enough.

Jason Cohen says:

I'm only 85 pages in but can't put it down... I'm fascinated!

Yhere0 says:

What book? Mind telling the title and author? :)

Guest says:

Steve jobs by Walter issacson.

tqmcguire says:

Oh to know what he was seeing to make him say that...

robes1 says:

It was a beautiful eulogy that made me cry. He was a great man. She was honest. She gave us a deeper look inside than I could have ever hoped for. I wish that I could thank her. RIP STEVE!

Brad Morris says:

It must be noted here that the title of this article "Oh Wow, oh wow, oh wow" were said to be the last words of Steve Jobs according to his biological sister.
With that said, I would like my final words to me "Come closer!!! The 100 Million Dollars is in the ..... bleeaaaaaa.............. "

Jon says:

That was my thought after reading the eulogy. Bad taste indeed.

Hahah says:

I'm taking a crap. Oh wow oh wow oh wow.

Hahah says:

I'm taking a crap. Oh wow oh wow oh wow.

Philip W Chao says:

We will miss you Steven Jobs. You have changed the world - we all hope we change the world in our own way.... you succeeded.

Asdollah Mirza says:

People bitch & complain , no matter what.
I know for a fact Rene wouldnt mean this in any shape , way or form as disrespect to Steve, more like the opposite. Give him a break.

Whitey whiterson says:

He made the white iPhone specifically to use in heaven, because it matches his new white turtle neck

@gatMail.com says:

Really? I didn't know that! Wait, how do you know anyway?

Ryan Rife says:

He must have realized he was connected to a Windows powered health monitor.

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