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Apple’s tribute video on the one year anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death #rememberingsteve

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It has been one year since the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs, and once again the Internet has taken time to remember its favorite tech icon. Though this year the remembrances don’t match the outpouring of emotion from fans, luminaries, and pundits following Jobs’ death, that doesn’t mean they have forgotten either.

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On the anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death, listen to this incredible, newly discovered speech he gave in 1983, in which he predicts the future of technology. An excerpt:

“People are going to be spending more time interacting with these machines than they do interacting with their big automobiles today … People are going to be spending two, three hours a day sometimes interacting with these machines.”

RIP, Steve Jobs.