A eulogy for Steve Jobs written and delivered by his sister was published over the weekend. It reveals many personal details of the techbiz titan's life, among them his last words as he lay dying with his family around him. According to Mona Simpson, Jobs' sister and a professor of English at the University of California, his …
He must have just been shown the new Nokia.
That is all.
Newsworthy at 3.7 death/second?
I'm sorry, but /why/ is this news at all?
I'd suggest you bring the (global) other 3.7 death/second's last words too and make some statistics on that. Then it would maybe be interesting.
Presumably he was just lamenting the fact that the only sheeple cash-cow Apple didn't come up with or take over was World of Warcraft.
RE: Is anyone else sick......
I'm sick of it! Everyone slags off all the other OS that they don't use, despite probably never having used them. Windows lovers think it's a gift from heaven, Linux (all varieties) think their variety of Linux is a gift from heaven. It's the same with all OS and starting to really nip me!
> Linux (all varieties) think their variety of Linux is a gift from heaven
Linux is a gift from Linus Torvalds. Using it may be heavenly, but from heaven, not. BTW, I have used OSX, Windows, FreeBSD, and other OSes and Linux is the only OS that doesn't suck. So there!
I'm pretty sick of it too. How can anyone be that passionate about an OS? Still I would argue that NO Windows user is actually a lover of it, they use it because they are used to it and it let's them play big game releases without a hassle.
They all have their flaws and their good points.
Behind his 'partner', kids and sister, he probably saw the angelic figure of the real Jesus Crust talking to God using a Samsung Galaxy S2.
he was clearly stunned by the sight of the android fondleslab now used for self check-in at the pearly gates
Don't really think this needed to be reported on.
The man was dying, did we really need to know the poor guys last monosyllables?
Indeed I am relieved in fact to see that someone else was struck by the same thought.
Whatever my opinions might be of Apple's products and/or their marketing strategy I have never experienced the impulse to wish Mr Jobs any personal harm. In the same light I regard his passing as an intensely private moment that I do not feel that I have the right to share. What was it that that Dylan Thomas wrote?
"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
That moment should have remained something that he only shared with those closest to him - shame on those who have chosen to "Face-Book" it.
Yes, I'm with craigi (and also AC above). I don't feel particularly good at reading this and I'm positive this was entirely unneeded.
Would you like whatever sound comes out of you to be reported when you die ?
I wouldn't, and I do believe Jobs wouldn't either.
Yes, but them I'm also pretty sickened by some of the posts on here. Taking the mickey out of a bloke dying of cancer's last moments. Very classy.
he said whilst ....
playing with a phone running a preview release of ICS.
> May the down votes commence.
He saw a google fondeslab
Maybe someone playing with the latest Android OS caught his eye......
Distressing and distasteful.
Why is this story reported here?
Register bookmark deleted.
He actually said,...
Oh my God, it's me!
What comes after life?
Alas, not even the great Steve could answer that question! However, the ability to create a reality distortion field seems to run in the family.....
RIP, Steve Jobs - you will be missed.
it'sfull of stars!
Reality, that is.
... you beat me to it!
Stay classy, guys.
It's impressive stuff, taking the piss out of someone's last words, and laughing at the grief of his relatives. Nice work, everyone.
I hear what you're saying, and I agree wholeheartedly.
However, I can't quite understand why his family felt the need to publish the eulogy in the NYT.
Its not just the news outlets that are to blame.
I'd be the last person on earth to enjoy apple products, but for fucks sake, you people are cunts.
Finally found a use for the Register though...
This really is a new low for The Register. They ought to delete this article, pretend this never happened and never do it again.
What a pile of steaming...
Seriously what a pile of steaming crap. I would hope you guys could shit better articles than this.
This is tech news why? The sadly misinformed will think this confirms their delusion in the sky fairy everyone else will realise that its the drugs.
And if I had the will to as I died it would not be wow or some other shit, it would be to say good bye to my family.
This was reported elsewhere of course, so someone thought it was fair game to put a comical perspective on it. Sorry, no matter your views on the reported last minutes of Job's life, as reported by distraught family members, this is not a subject for sarcastic humour so soon after the event. It is an epic fail in taste and decency by a web publication I respect enormously, despite its juvanile tendancies at times. I have little respect for Apple and a very negative opinion of their business ethos, but a man is no more than flesh and blood in the end, and despite any opinion of Jobs as a CEO, he was far from a really cruel, let alone evil figure. I'm not usually so serious on here, but this very poor taste has annoyed me.
oh wow oh wow...
... the design on this afterlife tunnel of light is *terrible* !
it was an oh wow of wonder!
turns out the afterlife is all white and full of rounded corners, he was thinking of the fun all his lawyers were going to have
Has anybody tried the oh wow thing with siri to see what happens? Just morbidly curious as it were.
The original eulogy is nicely written
... and paints an interesting portrait of the bloke, his life and his last days.
Ripping the 'last words' paragraph out, out of context of that piece is pretty puerile.
Not exactly poetic last words
1) He was seeing that AT&T's network actually works in Heaven.
2) Or that the heavenly Apple Store always has your item in stock and there are always enough registers and counter help that there are never more than two people in line!
3) Or he was reacting to St. Peter telling him "We can let you in, but first you need to pay the backdated property tax rebates you received from Cupertino--here's the bill."
4) Or maybe fate had it that at that very moment he had an LSD flashback....
Ok, tacky, I know, but I am getting seriously tired of the number of stories eulogizing Steve....
Death's consolation prize
...is, according to recent research, quite possibly an amazing DMT trip shortly beforehand. I won't thank nature for any aspect of death, but I will be thankful that it's a peaceful trip about rising into heaven and meeting angels instead of a deliriant horror trip about giant tarantulas eating our eyeballs.
(And if you thought it would have been more amusing if Jobs' last words had been "OH GOD THE SPIDERS ARE EATING ME", you are a bad person and should feel bad. Although there would undoubtedly be more comments in this thread.)
"Death is but a door. Time is but a window. I'll be back." would have been more fitting.
You lot are sour...
don't waste it
It is exactly the last part of a very first personal account of Steve Jobs from a family member. In fact, perhaps the last one you will read after the family notices how it was abused. Instead of reading that PR maniac's authorised bio, read the eulogy instead and head to folklore.org
"In fact, perhaps the last one you will read after the family notices how it was abused."
Oh.. I honestly wish that were true - but in all honesty - I think the circus will continue for some time as is fitting for P. T. Barnum's spiritual hier.
I think he meant to say " OH WOA. OH WOA. OH WOA".
WOA => War On Android
and not WOW !
HE IS STEVE JOB AFTER ALL
Wait ... what?
"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."
"Embarking"? Really? Is that a new one, or is it a common thing I've just never heard before?
Follow the herd
I think there are some things that most of us understand are OK for a bit of black humour between friends, but are inappropriate for public humour. Perhaps I'm old fashioned, but I think most peoples last moments are more deserving of a little respect than the "6 year old commentard" treatment.
probably saw the ultimate tablet: the ones with the ten commandments. RIP steve.
Someone call the Vatican
Wow - I would have expected:
"One more thing..."
Seriously though... we've gone through the Beatification of Saint Steve... now it's starting to sound like we've moved into Canonisation.
Fortunately, He didn't return on the third day. I'm not ready for Zombie Steve.
....someone's already got the movie script writer involved in describing the moment...
Completely sh*te story though.
What he really said was oWow, 'i' things are so last year as he found out when he saw the light!
OH WOW, Jesus uses Android
I'm with Dave Ashton, above
I have no use for i-anything, but really, some of the commentards on here should stop, step back, take a good hard look at themselves and ask themselves if they really, truly, want to be, and look like, that much of a cunt. That includes the inevitable deluge of people who think using the term "sky fairy" is still funny.
As to whether The Reg should have published it, it was released to the public so the family were obviously happy with it being published, it was a story covering the last moments of a hugely influential man in the techie field (albeit one that I dislike), and really? If you care THAT MUCH about the few brief moments you spent reading the piece before you went off on your spittle flecked little rants, apply for a refund. On your free online journal. Which no-one made you read.
I feel like I'm looking down on it all from above....
"World of warcraft" gets last minute plug.
Quite enigmatic really.
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