Thursday, January 5, 2012

Great words of 2011 - Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.

In one of her final columns of the year, WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan, declared “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow,” as the great words of 2011. As I read her column, I found myself smiling and nodding.

These were the final words of Steve Jobs, recounted by his sister Mona Simpson in her October 16 eulogy at her brother’s memorial service at Stanford University. Noonan wondered if she “was right to infer that Jobs saw something, and if so, what did he see? What was happening there?” What compelled these final words of WOW? (WSJ, 12/24-25/2011, pg.A15)

What was your first thought when you read them?