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.
9 of 13
The iPod made digital music file management easy, helped marginalize music piracy, and encouraged customers to embrace what was initially a mostly locked-down system. It established the computer, and thereby Apple, as the gatekeeper of digital content.
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.