Grading Steve Jobs

Apple's fortunes seem to have mirrored those of its co-founder and guiding spirit, Steve Jobs. How do you rate his performance?

Apple essentially invented the personal computer. Then, thanks to a series of strategic and product mistakes, it watched its market share dwindle to single digits after Steve Jobs had been excommunicated. His return revitalized the company and its product line -- though Apple has yet to regain its lost share of overall computer sales.

What do you think of Jobs's stewardship the second time around? That's the subject of this BW Online Reader Survey, which, we stress, isn't a scientific poll, since anyone who chooses to can participate.

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