Happy Birthday, Steve Jobs

steve jobsWhile there has been a lot of Apple news today, we can't forget that one of the founders of the company, Steve Jobs, has a birthday. Yep, Steve turns 56 today, and health concerns aside, we hope he has a great one.

Over the years he's had a profound influence on our daily lives. From revolutionizing the computer industry to unleashing the creatitve power of Pixar to re-inventing Apple and making it a powerhouse of consumer electronics innovation, Mr. Jobs has almost been a national spokesperson for innovation and good design. A savvy businessman and astute judge of what works and what doesn't when it comes to user-centric design, I think we all owe Steve a debt of gratitude for his uncompromising character and attention to detail.

On the next page there's a YouTube tribute video that is short but sweet, plus a few links to some other videos of Steve throughout the years. Happy birthday, Mr. Jobs!

Here are some great Steve Jobs videos:

Introduction of the Macintosh

Introduction of the iMac

Computers are like "bicycles for the mind"

"Chalk talk" from the NeXT years

Steve talks about designer Paul Rand

Introduction of the iPod

Introduction of the iPhone (part 1)

Introduction of the iPad

Stanford commencement address

This article was originally published on Tuaw.