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President Obama joins famous faces in Webby Awards tribute to Steve Jobs (video)

Bill Clinton, George Lucas, Al Gore and others also paid tribute to the late Apple co-founder at the 16th Webbys

President Obama was among the well-known figures that paid tribute to Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs at the 16th annual Webby Awards show on Monday.

John Hodgman and Justin Long, the actors who played the roles of the PC and Mac in the "Get a Mac" advertising campaign, introduced the tribute, and were joined by Richard Dreyfuss, the narrator in the "Think Different" Apple campaign.

The President of the United States, Barack Obama, joined former president Bill Clinton, former vice president and Apple board member Al Gore, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the creator of Star Wars George Lucas, and many others in a video tribute to Steve Jobs in which the famous faces summed up the Apple co-founder in five words, in accordance with Webby's famous five word speech tradition.

Dreyfuss said Jobs was the: "Exception that proves the rule."

"Steve Jobs was insanely great," said Al Gore in the minute long video.

Barack Obama gave two tributes, the first sticking to the five-word rule: "Thank you for thinking different." The President then concluded: "The truth is when we're talking about Steve Jobs, we only need one word: amazing."

Adriana Huffington, Vint Cerf and Comedians Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Fallon also appeared in the tribute video, which you can watch below.

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[Via CNET]

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