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The speech of Steve Jobs' life

October 5, 2012: 7:20 AM ET

Steven Paul Jobs, Feb 24, 1955 - Oct. 5, 2011

Image: Stanford University

FORTUNE -- Steve Jobs died one year ago today.

We can think of no better to way mark his passing than to repost, one more time, the most personal speech this very private man ever gave: His commencement address to the Stanford University class of 2005.

If you haven't heard it — or haven't heard it recently — we give you Apple's (AAPL) co-founder 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. (Here's the link.)

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

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