Steve Jobs. 1955 - 2011. May he rest in peace.
Nobody had a bigger impact on the aesthetic of computers and their peripherals. He knew that we all longed for something beautiful, and gave it to the masses in spades. In fact, we are coming to you via a Macbook Pro, while watching a movie on our Apple TV, listening to music on our iPod, and making calls on our iPhone. He was a vanguard like no one else, and he will be sorely missed.