I guess it is only fitting that his death caused traffic jams on the web and on Twitter. 60% of amazon music CDs sold the day after were his. On the current iTunes Top Ten Albums chart, he's taken over seven spots.
It is remarkable the influence Michael Jackson had on consumer technology for over 4 decades. From Motown records to MTV videos to all kinds of Halloween special effects spawned by Thriller, the special effects on his Dangerous tour even the morphing faces at the end of Black or White in the video below.
Whatever you may think of his quirks, he was one heck of an innovator.