From a speech given by Steve Jobs at the 1983 International Design Conference in Aspen:
He mentions that computers are so fast they are like magic. I don’t think it is a coincidence that he called the iPad “magical”;
He states that in a few years people will be spending more time interacting with personal computers than with cars;
He equates society’s level of technology familiarity to being on a “first date” with personal computers;
He confidently talks about the personal computer being a new medium of communication;
He matter-of-factly states that when we have portable computers with radio links, people could be walking around anywhere and pick up their e-mail. Again, this is 1983, at least 20 years before the era of mobile computing;
He says Apple’s strategy is to “put an incredibly great computer in a book that you can carry around with you that you can learn how to use in 20 minutes”;
Steve Jobs died on October 11, 2011 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. No doubt, some other visionary will cure pancreatic cancer in the years ahead.
His family released a statement saying that he "died peacefully." His sister, Mona Simpson, described his passing thus: "Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times. 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." He then lost consciousness and died several hours later.