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    The Tesla Pick-up truck!
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    I think this is where Elon took his design cues from--

    "Money doesn't make films...You just do it and take the initiative." - Werner Herzog


     

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    So good.


    You see, a car is kind of like a camera.... ;)


     

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    Yes, they are. If you throw a 2" steel ball at it, it will break. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqGf8pqCZi0


     

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    As much as I rolled my eyes, this unveiling was a lot more entertaining than anything Apple has done in a long time.

    (And it's all-electric, which is significant).


     

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    1. The windshield break was PAINFUL to watch. I don't mean that in a criticizing way, I mean it in a "put myself in their shoes" kind of way. They handled it well and seemed unphased, and I read somewhere that the supposed story is they threw the metal ball at the glass 5 times the night before to test it, which weakened it. (Also, if that's true, I mean... REALLY?). In any case, ballsy movie, so - props anyway.

    2. Not phased by all the Elon criticism, he's done some hard to defend things, but I am glad this guy exists and is actually doing original, creative, cool things. I agree, what they are announcing is exciting on the level that Apple used to innovate under Jobs. Elon Musk is about the most uncharismatic keynote presenter you could get, but the unique and bold approach to take big risks, make hugely exciting innovations, and style things under his personal taste and just put it out in the world is bold and honestly, really refreshing today.

    Would this car pass the WAF (woman acceptance factor)? NO! Lol. But I love that he did this. Also, he's such a nerd, the car looks straight out of a video game and even their font ripped from Cyberpunk 2077. I don't mean that in a bad way, I just love the fact that this kind of thing exists... that someone has just put out a really unique new aesthetic design, an insanely impressive technological feat, and also rethought fundamental truck design.

    Blah blah blah... wall street can criticize Elon Musk all they want, the things he's doing, perfect or not, are actually pushing the world forward in meaningful ways. We need more innovators concerned with product and innovation first. Those types are always a little eccentric.

    Keep on "Eloning", Elon!


     

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    Quote Originally Posted by James0b57 View Post
    So good.


    You see, a car is kind of like a camera.... ;)
    A corporate management class in college can include everything from the fast food chains to the software vendors. I recall having to do a report on Mitch Kapor and Lotus 1-2-3. In 1985, the full Lotus story wasn't yet written.

    As to Tesla, I think it will get squeezed out by the German e-cars.


     

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    Quote Originally Posted by James0b57 View Post
    So good.


    You see, a car is kind of like a camera.... ;)

    * Both are highly complex machines.

    * Both can be used to make money.

    * With both you look through glass when operating them.

    * Half the fun with both is after-market accessorizing.

    * You'd like both to last a decade or more, but the reality is that you'll get 3-4 years of use out of it and then trade it in on a newer model.

    * You had to beg and plead your wife to let you buy both.

    * Both will only fail you at really important times, never while just playing around with it.

    * You love both dearly, but still didn't bother reading the manual for either.

    * Both have a button you've never figured out what it does.

    * Resetting the clock on both is a pain in the rear.

    * Both can get you to bars.

    * You hoped women would be impressed by both but as it turns out they really aren't impressed by either and it's only dudes who are impressed.
    Big sources matter.


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    * Both end up costing you a lot in GAS


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    * I've spent like $15K to $60K a piece on both


     

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    The SUV version of "Wet Nellie".



    And the baby version of this monster:



    Those designs are IMHO beyond awful.


     

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