A short composition falsely claiming to be the last words of Steve Jobs has been circulating on Facebook again. It is a lie. His real last words, related by his sister in a beautiful eulogy, were shorter and much more interesting:
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.