Steve Jobs' Last Words: "Oh Wow. Oh Wow. Oh Wow."

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He certainly had the wow factor
Steve Jobs' sister released some intimate details of the final moments of the high tech guru's life. In his eulogy, which was printed in the New York Times over the weekend, his biological sister explains how Jobs spent his last days and how he left us with some rather cryptic words to chew on.

According to his sister, Mona Simpson, on Oct. 4, he had called her to his house "like someone whose luggage was already strapped onto the vehicle, who was already on the beginning of his journey, even as he was sorry, truly deeply sorry, to be leaving us." She explained that over the day -- as the iPhone 4S event was wrapping up --  he started to fade. But before slipping into unconsciousness around 2 p.m., Jobs spoke his final words.

According to his Simpson:
"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."

Perhaps Jobs had imagined the next big tech invention just as he was passing.

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Danielle Russell
Danielle Russell

Hello sfweekly! SteveJobs saw the beauty of the heavens and the is so amazed by the art of God, he can't help it to be in awe saying oh  woh, oh wow, oh wow. All of us need to die sometime and i think saying oh wow, oh wow oh wow in death bed is not that bad. 


Everyone knows Mr Jobs was a genius.  And now hearing that his final words were, " OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW."" and from what I gather sounded like he was both pleased and surprised, by someone & something he was seeing and experiencing.  I believe Our Creator was there to welcome the genius into eternity.


I hope so too.


Seems a little disrespectful to be so glib about something so profound and so deeply meaningful for both Jobs and his family.

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