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 this! I didn't know he could be even more of a disappointing jagoff, but here we are :O

@noelle adding to this thread: also his wealth comes via his daddy, who owned an emerald mine during apartheid

@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.

@noelle Pretty sure he also likes to refer to himself as the "chief engineer" and gets very upset when people use that term to refer to the company's actual chief engineer.

Actually, that might be SpaceX. Ah whatevs, it's all just MuskCorp® anyway

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