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 Jobs 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.)


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    You can add your message here.

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