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posted by martyb on Wednesday January 31 2018, @09:53PM   Printer-friendly
from the voice-of-Jobs-experience dept.

https://www.investopedia.com/news/steve-wozniak-turns-tesla-critic-doesnt-trust-elon-musk/

Steve Wozniak spoke recently at the Nordic Business Forum in Stockholm. A clipping from the end of the short article,

After years of upgrades and new sensors, Woz sees Tesla as a company that has made major promises and delivered well under the bar. "I love that car, but the trouble is Elon Musk is portrayed in a lot of moves with a lack of faith and trust," he said. "What he says, can you really believe in him? Is he just a good salesman, like Jobs, and may not be there [in the end]?"

Wozniak went as far as to suggest that "every other car manufacturer in the world," including Audi and BMW, "are actually ahead of Tesla for self-driving cars." He then praised his Chevy Bolt EV, which he prefers to drive for everyday life.

It doesn't seem that long ago that Woz was calling out Toyota for problems with the cruise control on his Prius, but here's an update from 2010 -- https://gizmodo.com/5462205/steve-wozniak-update-on-his-prius-problems


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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by frojack on Wednesday January 31 2018, @11:03PM (2 children)

    by frojack (1554) on Wednesday January 31 2018, @11:03PM (#631232) Journal

    good salesman, like Jobs, and may not be there [in the end]?"

    I would say Musk delivers far bigger tech than Jobs did.

    Tesla never set out to own the market in Electric cars. They set out to MOVE the market to electric cars. https://www.tesla.com/blog/mission-tesla [tesla.com]

    If you are not buying the NEXT model, you're pretty happy with the Tesla you actually got.
    If you buy something not yet released, you are bound to get expectation inflation while waiting for it.

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  • (Score: 2) by unauthorized on Thursday February 01 2018, @04:55AM

    by unauthorized (3776) on Thursday February 01 2018, @04:55AM (#631348)

    Tesla never set out to own the market in Electric cars. They set out to MOVE the market to electric cars. https://www.tesla.com/blog/mission-tesla [tesla.com] [tesla.com]

    Oh please, do you actually expect us to believe that a for-profit company whose main business is trying to create a new market is actually not trying to gain the early bird advantages? Every company has some "inspirational" word salad mission statement about how they are making the world a better place. Especially the ones who employ child laborers and offer abysmal working conditions to people who don't have any choice.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by hemocyanin on Thursday February 01 2018, @05:26AM

    by hemocyanin (186) on Thursday February 01 2018, @05:26AM (#631354) Journal

    good salesman, like Jobs, and may not be there [in the end]?"

    I actually thought that was the most interesting part of the story, this sort of muffled slight against Jobs and those like them. It's a fair assessment in my book.