Steve's Bio Author Knew Time Was Short

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This really choked my up. And I'm a mean bastard who doesn't get choked up easily.

http://9to5mac.com/2011/10/06/peopl...rge-numbers-author-knew-illness-was-terminal/

From Isaacson’s upcoming Essay in Time Magazine:

[COLOR=#343before5]A few weeks ago, I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant. We talked about his childhood, and he gave me some pictures of his father and family to use in my biography. As a writer, I was used to being detached, but I was hit by a wave of sadness as I tried to say goodbye. In order to mask my emotion, I asked the one question that was still puzzling me: Why had he been so eager, during close to 50 interviews and conversations over the course of two years, to open up so much for a book when he was usually so private? “I wanted my kids to know me,” he said. “I wasn’t always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did."[/COLOR]​
 

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I never thought about how the new CEO was presenting while possibly knowing it was Steve's last days.
That keynote was held just in time, am I right?
 

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It was said he watched the keynote from his favorite chair while eating soup. He smiled and nodded after it was over, but didn't say a word. He passed away the next day at around 3:00 pm.
 

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When I saw the chair with "reserved" on it, I knew something was up. That and like everyone has mentioned, the enthusiasm wasn't there. Looking back you can tell their mind was somewhere else.


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I did notice how Tim Cook said a quick goodbye at the end of the keynote. There was no verbose closing statements.
 

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I'm reading a book right now about 500 days at Apple. Written in '98. He was amazing back then. So hyper and so excited to be doing what he loved.
 

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I've read a few unauthorized Jobs bios as well as Wozniak's autobiography ( a must-read). His is an amazing story.