Following the memorial service for Steve Jobs on October 16th, the New York Times has published the eulogy delivered by his sister, writer Mona Simpson, during the ceremony.
With a biography now in stores, the eulogy offers yet another perspective of a man who impacted many. Deeply personal, Simpson describes Jobs as a hopeless romantic, a side of him few saw. “Steve was like a girl in the amount of time he spent talking about love,” she wrote. “Love was his supreme virtue, his god of gods.”
The usual themes of Jobs’ hard work and dedication also marked many of Simpson’s anecdotes. She remarked how even on his deathbed, Jobs designed fluid monitors, x-ray equipment, and even an iPad holder for hospital beds.
“He was never embarrassed about working hard, even if the results were failures,” she added. “If someone as smart as Steve wasn’t ashamed to admit trying, maybe I didn’t have to be.”
According to Simpson, death was yet another thing Jobs worked at. “He achieved it,” she said. And thus, his last words were, “OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.”