The New York Times has published Mona Simpson’s eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs. Simpson delivered her eulogy during his memorial service on October 16 at the Memorial Church of Stanford University. In her remarks, she recalls her experience of his final days and hours, including his last words to his family.
Simpson’s eulogy is both powerful and heartbreaking, and I won’t cheapen it by clipping bits to include here. Go read the full piece at the New York Times. I’d argue that you’ll learn just as much about what kind of person Steve Jobs was in his sister’s moving eulogy as you will by reading Walter Isaacson’s sprawling biography of him.
One recommendation: before you read Simpson’s eulogy, grab a handkerchief. Unless you’re carved out of wood, you’re probably going to need it.
Mona Simpson’s moving eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Sun, 30 Oct 2011 18:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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