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Happy Birthday Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs and his son Reed Jobs in 2007

58 years ago on February 24, Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco, California.

Steve Jobs inspired a lot of us, helped show us beautiful design and typography. As he said in his Stanford Commencement Speech.

If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it’s likely that no personal computer would have them.

Other than the Mac and fonts, without him we would not have the iPod, the iPhone or the iPad. Products that are awesome and has over 275,000 third party developers for them. Without him, this world would have been different and less beautiful. He made the world a better place.

Happy birthday Steve. I really wish you were here to enjoy it still, and I miss your keynotes that would always light people up with excitement.

Related Content: Back in 2011 I wrote a post about some of my favorite quotes by Steve to help celebrate his life. If you have some free time and need an interesting read, check it out.