10 ways Steve Jobs changed the world

There may never be another chief executive like him. Apple's former CEO and co-founder transformed the world's relationship with technology -- forever.

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

This year one of the world's most important and transformative business and technology leaders passed away. Steve Jobs, the legendary and mercurial co-founder of Apple, died Wednesday, Oct. 5 at age 56. In this story, Fortune looks back at how he changed the way we think about and use technology forever, putting his own stamp on everything from the personal computer to the music industry.

For more, please read Fortune's ebook All About Steve.

By JP Mangalindan, writer-reporter - Last updated December 23 2011: 7:41 AM ET