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Life, death, calligraphy: The world of Steve Jobs

February 24, 2014: 10:15 AM ET

Monday, Feb. 24, would have been his 59th birthday

Credit: Stanford University

FORTUNE -- As we did when he was still running Apple (AAPL), we'd like to celebrate Steve Jobs' life by re-posting what may be the most personal public speech this intensely private man 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 Steve JobsĀ 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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