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It’s impossible to imagine the web as it is today without Steve Jobs in the story. Even something as seemingly simple as proportional width fonts might not exist were it not for Jobs and Apple, to say nothing of the WebKit project and dozens of other contributions.

Through it all Jobs and Apple always managed to keep the focus on people. Computers, useful as they are, are nothing without people. The web is the same. The web is about people. It’s a tool to help people imagine more, do more, be more.

So thank you Mr. Jobs for being crazy enough to think you could change the world and the people living in it. It’s clear that you did.

If you haven’t already, check out Steve Levy’s piece on Jobs over at Epicenter. Below is a video of Jobs’s 2005 Stanford commencement address.