Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56, left an indelible mark on the world with his uncanny ability to marry hard-core technology with an understanding of human nature. In a rare personal moment at one of his last press events, he displayed a huge picture of street signs showing the intersection of "technology" and "liberal arts," saying that it was there that Apple was trouncing rivals. Jobs was known for a perfection-driven personality so fierce that it was the heart and soul of the firm.
Steve Jobs stands beneath a photograph of him and Apple-co founder Steve Wozniak from the early days of Apple during the launch of Apple's new "iPad" tablet computing device in San Francisco, California, January 27, 2010.
Steve Jobs at the grand opening of the new Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York May 19, 2006.
Steve Jobs explains iMovie digital video editing during a keynote speech at Macworld Expo in Makuhari, east of Tokyo February 16, 2000.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs sits next to the new Apple iPod Hi-Fi which he introduced at an event for press and industry analysts at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, February 28, 2006.
Steve Jobs smiles at the grand opening of the new Apple Store on 5th Avenue in New York May 19, 2006.
Steve Jobs holds the new iPhone at the Apple store in central London, September 18 2007.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows the new MacBook Air during the Macworld Convention and Expo in San Francisco, California January 15, 2008.
Steve Jobs arrives with the team from the best picture nominate film "Up" at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood March 7, 2010.
Steve Jobs demonstrates video conferencing with Apple Senior Vice President for Industrial Design Jonathan Ive at the unveiling of the iPhone 4 in San Francisco, California, June 7, 2010.
Steve Jobs shows an iPhone 4 to Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev during his visit to Silicon Valley in Cupertino June 23, 2010.
Steve Jobs speaks during a special event in Tokyo August 4, 2005.
U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) joins a toast with Technology Business Leaders at a dinner in Woodside, California, on February 17, 2011.
Steve Jobs' last launch.The launch of the iPad 2 in San Francisco, California March 2, 2011.