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As Technologists and Investors, We Reflect on Jobs' Legacy

As investors, we ask, "How do you replace Steve Jobs?" The answer is simple: you don't.

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Steve Jobs, the visionary chairman of the board and co-founder of  Apple (AAPL), passed away on Wednesday.

As technologists, we reflect on the fact that Jobs' incredible accomplishments and contributions precipitated a cultural transformation, and have fundamentally redefined how humans interact with technology. He was one of the pioneers of personal computing, and his unwavering commitment to usability rather than hardware specifications has distinguished Apple in myriad ways. The string of product innovations he has delivered since returning to Apple in 1997 has formed the basis for one of the greatest turnaround stories in the history of business.

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