Clean Technica goes nuts

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by bwilson4web, Jun 22, 2022.

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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    If you want to 'hate Elon', Clean Technica has dipped its toes into:

    . . . at some point, someone has to point out that the emperor really is walking about while wearing no clothes. [Editor’s note: Different writers on our team have had different views on Elon Musk (and Tesla products) over the years. In the interest of allowing different opinions to be expressed from people with the same overall mission (advancing cleantech), we have published op-eds across the spectrum on this topic — and plenty of others. Clearly, not everyone on the team will align with every article. Steve Hanley is a Tesla owner who has long appreciated Tesla’s role in the industry, but like many Tesla owners, his relationship with the company has become complicated. The comments under this article show that as well as the article itself. To pretend or assume the Tesla community only includes people who 100% support everything Elon Musk does and says at this point would be misrepresenting the Tesla community — massively.]

    I've read similar SeekingAlpha articles that pour vitriol on Elon yet whose claims make no sense compared to Elon company performance. This article will fill those who want to 'hate Elon' with more noise but poor content. Still, such personality conflicts exist and it is bester to know to better ignore the noise.

    BTW, Clean Technica has yet to generate a YouTube video that echos this opinion piece. Hopefully, they won't and not repeat this silliness. I subscribe to the Clean Technica YouTube channel because they post useful content. That could change if they commit to this kind of time wasting pique.

    Bob Wilson
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  3. ENirogus

    ENirogus Active Member

    Elon is a nut job who has built a team that makes good cars. Do not confuse the leader of a company with everything a company does. Hundreds of engineers work on Tesla vehicles. They do no pop fully formed from Elon's brain.
    Criticism of Elon is fair game, and, frankly, well deserved.
  4. marshall

    marshall Well-Known Member

    I have to agree with much of the premise of the article. He certainly shuts his mouth when it comes to China. He seems bored to me.

    At least one of his children wants to sever their relationship with him. When you have seven children that may not be unusual, but that doesn't seem to be a glowing endorsement from within his own family either.

    I have mixed feelings about Elon. I can appreciate that he is a risk taker, how hard he has pushed his employees and himself, and the incredible success he has had. On the other hand, I don't see him as a saint. If you are in his way, he will do what he can get away with to remove you. He's a bit of a bully.
  5. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Elon’s hobby is his work. So I too remember decades of +48 hour weeks and the occasional 10 days at work. I even remember dreaming about work and coming up with solutions. He lives to work and everything else is a ‘coffee break.’

    If you have not been a ‘workaholic’, Elon will never make sense. If you have, Elon is an example to admire.

    Bob Wilson
  6. ENirogus

    ENirogus Active Member

    I have run my own business for 30+ years. I have worked 7 day weeks, 14 hour days. I have worked 40 hours for a company and come home and worked till 2 AM at my own.
    I do not admire Elon Musk
    Working hard and being a [jerk] software did not like my euphemism] are not inextricably linked
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