I remember sitting in his backyard, in his garden one day, and he started talking about God. He said, ‘Sometimes I believe in God; sometimes I don’t. It’s 50-50 maybe. But ever since I have cancer, I’ve been thinking about it more, and I find myself believing a bit more. …Maybe it’s because I wanna believe in an afterlife; that when you die, it doesn’t just all disappear, the wisdom you’ve accumulated, somehow it lives on.’
Then he paused for a second, and he said, ‘Yeah, but sometimes I think it’s like an on/off switch: Click! And you’re gone. And (he) paused again and said ‘That’s why I don’t like putting on/off switches on Apple devices.’” —
WALTER ISAACSON, Steve Jobs’s official biographer, recounting a discussion about God with Apple’s founder.