Elon Musk is in “Bonkersland”?

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by Tenacious D, May 25, 2018.

  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Nothing, insofar as I’m concerned, but the writer of this article thinks otherwise.

    It’s all about cars, I guess.
    You can’t have only the bits of a person that you like, agree with, desire and find profitable.


    Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-nearly-time-for-teslas-board-to-move-on-elon-musk-2018-05-25
     
  2. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    He definitely has a bit of crazy about him, as do most people that are that creative (look at Nikolai Tesla, the man Musk named his car company after).

    But he has some good points and some crazy points.
     
  3. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    The weirdest people I know mostly also double as the smartest people I know. And I usually find them fascinating.
     
  4. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    I have seen cocaine rumors. Fwiw.
     
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  5. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    It wouldn't super surprise me.
     
  6. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Would also not be shocked.
     
  7. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Add me to the “not shocked” list, but will give him the benefit of the doubt.

    He’s nuclear-grade eccentric, for sure.
     
  8. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    This seems....oddly familiar....



     
  9. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    And this....
     
  10. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    I’m probably gay now. Uncloseted gay, that is.

     
  11. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Someone else strongly agrees with this...
     
  12. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

  13. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    I mean, hes not wrong.
     
  14. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    He’s not, at all.

    But they’re going to attack him as if he was, because dumb people do dumb things, and it’ll be curious to see how that plays out.
     
  15. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    I'm not the most objective person when it comes to Elon, but I understand from where a lot of his frustration comes. When nearly every accident involving a Tesla becomes national news (regardless of autopilot involvement) and you see headlines like the below after announcing the performance version of a vehicle, it's going to vex.
    Still, he's in a unique dynamic. Musk is the marketing for his products and has benefited from media coverage along the way. His personality is huge and draws lovers and haters in equal parts, so the seep into media is no real surprise. And it goes both ways—there are outlets drinking his bathwater on the regular. He needs the attention because he uses the attention and he (largely) benefits from the attention. This whole deal is likely intended to place additional scrutiny on select outlets in hopes they'll double-down on journalistic integrity practices where it concerns him and his companies.

    In the end, though, he's a CEO with shareholders and he'd be wise to act like one more often. Eccentricity is fine and I personally love it, but not everyone does. Especially coming from someone in his position.
     
  16. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Et tu, GCB? Et [uck fay]ing tu?
     
  17. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    It's interesting to watch. I've spoken about my frustration with political tribalism, but it's also on display with this kerfuffle. The media/journalist community have banded together to scold Elon for 'not knowing how journalism works', 'lashing out against news he doesn't like' and 'not understanding the importance/working to undermine the free press'. They've retreated to their tribe and believe they have nothing for which to apologize.

    He's not perfect, not even close. He makes mistakes and it's fair to call him out on those. Many of these journalists think he's lashing out because of the coverage of the last earnings call and/or reporting on the production challenges with the Model 3. I don't think this has anything to do with stories like those. Hell, he's openly admitted he screwed up by over-automating too quickly. It's the disproportionate and often incomplete coverage of Tesla accidents and click-bait headlines/articles ruffling his feathers.
     
  18. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    So his grammar in this tweet was disparaged by a writer in Teny's first post... Am I missing something?
     
  19. droski

    droski Super Moderator

    i read his autobiography and definitely came away thinking he maybe wasn't quite the visionary people think he is.
     
  20. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    He’s a little bit wrong; it isn’t his or “his team’s” job to play big brother.

    He’s protecting IP, and calling it national secrets.
     

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