Today is Steve Jobs’ birthday

He would have been 62.

As I did when he was still running Apple, I’d like to celebrate Steve Jobs’ life by re-posting 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—I 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…”

Here’s the link. The transcript is available here.


  1. John Kirk said:
    PED, this is a great way to annually remember and celebrate Steve Jobs’ life. It’s an amazing speech. I think I get more out of it every time I listen to it.

    Thanks for this.

    February 24, 2017

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