Elon in wonderland

Could it be that Elon Musk's beef with Apple was all in his mind?

Posted Wednesday on Elon Musk's Twitter feed:

My take: There should be egg on some very public faces this morning, but the evidence suggests that most of these guys have no shame.

See also: Heat-seeking politicians join hemorrhaging Twitter in dubious battle with Apple

18 Comments

  1. Robert Varipapa said:
    Just amazing to me how Musk can twist things around. He started the whole fiasco and I guess now has ended it, maybe?

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    December 1, 2022
  2. Romeo A Esparrago Jr said:
    Let’s see which politicians moonwalks back what they said yesterday … and who doesn’t.

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    December 1, 2022
    • Steven Philips said:
      None? They’ll just ignore the topic.
      “Old news. Let’s move on.”

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      December 1, 2022
  3. Neal Guttenberg said:
    Kudos to Tim Cook for acting like an adult and for defusing the situation. Excellent strategic move with Musk as well as taking the wind out of the sails of the windbag politicians.

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    December 1, 2022
  4. Jerry Doyle said:
    For what it is worth, men like Elon Musk & Donald Trump are best ignored. They want attention. Their antics are designed to do just that, glean public attention.

    You don’t win with them, so don’t try to compete. No need to debate because all rationality is out the window. They are junkyard dogs who revel in fighting and pulling the offender down with them into the sewage pit. They already are covered with crap, so the offending substance bothers them the least, but they do crave to smear it all on you knowing that you can’t take it.

    They care less about the outward public appearance of fighting in the septic tank with you because that is their home where they dwell and wallow. Their personal and public integrity long sense departed and now they just need to extricate yours’ from you.

    They’re grapplers who cling ever so tightly each time they hear you yelp. Once they see you squealing like a pig, then they are the king of junkyard dogs. For some reason of which I never understood, America loves junkyard dogs.

    My advice for what it is worth, the best method for handling a DJT or Elon Musk is to stay above the fray and ignore the crap being thrown at you. If you must engage, then send forth a subordinate of the lowest level to throw crap back at the junkyard dog. That’s been my experience, and it has worked successfully.

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    December 1, 2022
    • Steven Philips said:
      Except TC handled him quite successfully.

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      December 1, 2022
      • Jerry Doyle said:
        @Steven Philips: “…. Except TC handled him quite successfully.”

        By telling Elon M what he wanted to hear? That is one way to deal with the junkyard dogs. They need to feel that they intimidated you and all others into getting what they wanted. Aside from telling junkyard dogs what they desire to hear, also compliment them, praise them, flatter them. They need that sort of recognition desperately, too. Do that and you have them in the palm of your hands. 🙂

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        December 1, 2022
  5. Brian Loftus said:
    Personally, I am looking forward to the release of everything that Twitter has on their decision to block the Hunter Biden laptop story. Let’s find out who interfered with democracy.

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    December 1, 2022
    • David Emery said:
      If Hunter Biden had a Macbook running FileVault, there probably wouldn’t be any story 🙂 🙂

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      December 1, 2022
    • Neal Guttenberg said:
      Brian,

      I would take anything that Musk says or anything else that comes out about Twitter with a grain of salt right now. Let us see any real evidence before judgement is passed. But if I had to guess, it will go the way of the evidence from My Pillow Guy

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      December 1, 2022
  6. Robert Varipapa said:
    The main thing this shows is that Tim Cook is a leader,
    and Elon Musk is a jerk.

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    December 1, 2022
  7. Craig Doran said:
    Having been given a tour of Apple Park by an Apple employee, there are strict rules against photography and video capture before you enter the grounds. I couldn’t help gasping at seeing that the CEO of Twitter of all people took video with his personal phone. But of course, that’s how the world works.

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    December 1, 2022
  8. Christopher McManus said:
    Would not be surprised if they took the opportunity to lay out the groundwork for future collaboration,

    – Twitter – Apple minority investment, agreement on content monitoring, advertising $ commitment

    – Tesla – CarPlay

    – Startlink Broadband – deep tech assessment of what it would take to bring service to iPhones

    Probably not, but this is what I’d hope for between the two. Either now or over time

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    December 1, 2022
    • Robert Varipapa said:
      Twitter collaboration: Unlikely
      CarPlay in Tesla: Unlikely (but rumor that Apple Music coming!)
      Starlink: Longshot since Apple invested a lot into Global

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      December 1, 2022
  9. Timothy Smith said:
    Elon wants approval from people he admires, like Tim Cook and Stephen King. That is a good sign. According to Sandy Munro, Tesla puts new ideas into practice far sooner than other companies. More innovation and more recalls. Seems like he is using the same techniques at Twitter.

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    December 1, 2022
  10. Christopher McManus said:
    Yup. That is what “probably not” means!

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    December 1, 2022
  11. Rodney Avilla said:
    Tim Cook could have diffused the situation a long time ago with a simple phone call, press release, or even just a tweet, which he chose not too. Either way, he’s definitely the adult in the room (a room with CEO’s & politicians & reporters), and, perhaps by waiting, it became ever more obvious.

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    December 1, 2022

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