As many have noted since the tragic news of his retirement was announced last night, Steve Jobs is a Historical figure with a capital 'H'. By revolutionizing not only the computer industry with the Mac, but also the film industry with Pixar, the music industry with iPod and iTunes, the mobile phone industry with iPhone and iOS and the media and personal entertainment industry with the iPad, Jobs has arguably had a greater impact on commerce and the quality of life in America than any entrepreneur in the past century or more.
But Apple's founder became more than just an exceptionally successful business man. He was an icon because of his uncommon personal characteristics, trademarked appearance and dogged beliefs that became the stuff of legend. In memory of a 35-year career that saw him become the single greatest visionary the tech world has ever seen, we take a look back at the things we'll miss most about the man who encouraged the world to Think Different.