By spokesman | October 30, 2011
Mona Simpson, a novelist and professor of English at the University of California Los Angeles, was Steve Jobs’ sister. She delivered this eulogy for her brother on October 16. It was a beautiful and moving eulogy. There is one quote of interest to cyclists. Steve Jobs live well below his means. He was an extremely wealthy man but didn’t live excessively. It was important to him that his children were well grounded and not spoiled by the wealth. However it seems that there was one area where he did splurge - on his bicycle. In the eulogy, his sister said
“This is not to say that he didn’t enjoy his success: he enjoyed his success a lot, just minus a few zeros. He told me how much he loved going to the Palo Alto bike store and gleefully realizing he could afford to buy the best bike there.
And he did.”
I don’t know what bike he bought, but I like that this was the area where he decided to splurge. I only wish he had chosen to design a bike rather than buying one. The results might have been very interesting.
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