Novelist Mona Simpson, and sister of Steve Jobs, shared some intimate moments in the life of Steve Jobs at New york times.
Mona Simpson, Steve Jobs' biological sister, did not meet him until 1985. The Jobs children were separated and his sister did not stop looking for his brother until 1985 when the lawyer for the boss of Apple told him that his lost brother was “rich and famous” without revealing his identity.
Not knowing who her brother was then, she first thought of actor John Travolta. She secretly hoped he was "a descendant of Henry James, as someone more talented, more brilliant".
Steve Jobs and Mona Simpson ended up meeting for a long walk. "When I met Steve, he was a guy of my age, in jeans and more handsome than Omar Sharif," she writes. She told Steve that she wanted to buy a computerCromenco. The latter told her that it was a good thing, but that she could still wait a bit because he was working on something even more magnificent.
She told New york times that “Steve Jobs was not ashamed to work hard, even on projects that were unsuccessful. When he was vinced of Apple, he was, especially when he was not invited to a meeting of the 500 chiefs of Silicon Valley with the American president of the time, but he was very much invested in the company he then founded: NeXT ”.
"Novelty was not Steve's strong point but beauty." This is what motivated man to produce electronic devices with a unique design. “(Jobs) was like a little girl in terms of the time he devoted love. Love was his supreme virtue, his "God of the gods" "she writes.
Mona Simpson also shared the love Steve Jobs showed for his wife Laurene, saying that his love for her "supported him."
When he fell ill and had a liver transplant in 2009, the family circle was all the more important to him. In addition, you must learn to walk after this intervention. “He tried, again and again with love at the heart of this effort. He was a very motivated man ”.
Steve Jobs endured the pain of his family and set goals for himself: his son's high school diploma, a trip to Japan with his daughter, the launch of a boat he was building on which he hoped to retire with his wife. But all these objectives could not have been fully achieved since the Apple boss died on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56, after a long fight against his cancer.
Regarding the vision of his death, Mona Simpson said that "he died the same way he lived. Death didn't happen Steve, he was the one who decided she would come. " And when his breathing slowed down, "he felt like he was climbing a mountain."
Finally, Steve Jobs’s sister said the last words the former Apple boss said when he turned to his sister, wife and children before he died: “OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW. ”
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( The New York Times )