For Steve Jobs, the term 'visionary' doesn't go far enough. Consider these acts of vision--and the will that it took to make them real.
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Computers used to be all about processor power. But design matters just as much, if not more, these days. The MacBook Air has been selling well because it's computing distilled to its essence, with the speed of flash memory and the portability that comes from dispensing with bulky CD/DVD drives and hard disk drives. It's a machine tuned to the age of digital software delivery. Apple's competitors are frantically trying to copy it.
Server Market SplitsvilleJust because the server market's in the doldrums doesn't mean innovation has ceased. Far from it -- server technology is enjoying the biggest renaissance since the dawn of x86 systems. But the primary driver is now service providers, not enterprises.