Steve Jobs’ sister reveals Apple co-founder’s final words

The impact is still being felt.

Weeks after the private memorial service for Steve Jobs was held, Jobs’ sister Mona Simpson (an English professor) has finally published her eulogy that was read in early October.

You can check out the complete (and rather sobering) document over at The New York Times, but what many people may be particularly interested in are the final words that were spoken by the Apple co-founder:

“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.”

Even in a long line of famous last words, this is one that stands out as among the strangest. People with faith could interpret it to mean a transition into the afterlife, while others could simply say this was an expression of either Jobs’ pain or peace.

What do you think of Steve’s last words?

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