Casual reminder that Elon Musk didn't found Tesla. When he contributed venture capital to the company he literally paid extra so he could have the title "Co-Founder".
@noelle I didn't know that, lmao
@noelle I didn't know this! I didn't know he could be even more of a disappointing jagoff, but here we are :O
thing I learned :)
@noelle adding to this thread: also his wealth comes via his daddy, who owned an emerald mine during apartheid
@noelle can I read about this somewhere?
@noelle thanks for telling!
@noelle Didn't actually know this and appreciate someone pointing it out!
@noelle I usually get in trouble with people for this, but my casual answer is that he's still the one who actually made Tesla.
@isagalaev Good for him, but that's a deflection. He objectively did not found Tesla and objectively used money to acquire a title he didn't earn. Those are facts that can't be elided by post-hoc justifications.
@noelle oh, I'm not arguing with those. I simply find it important to keep that in mind too. Because on its own the "not really a founder" thing kind of implies that he wasn't important for Tesla.
@isagalaev Okay. Naturally I can't be responsible for what you choose to read into my posts! :)
@noelle I'm not holding you responsible :-) Not every response is an attempt to fight! Mine wasn't.
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