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Steve Jobs is 54

February 24, 2009: 9:17 AM ET

Steve Jobs at Standford 2005Tuesday, Feb. 24, is Steve Jobs' birthday.

He turns 54.

To celebrate this very personal milestone, we thought we'd re-post what may be the most personal public speech this intensely private man has ever made: his commencement address to the Stanford University class of 2005.

If you haven't seen it -- or haven't heard it recently -- we give you Apple's (AAPL) CEO on life, death and calligraphy.

"Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories…"

Below the fold, 15 minutes, via YouTube:

The transcript is available here.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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