Quote by General Jack Daily, director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, in the recent Smithsonian Magazine article. The article is a good run down of the economies of scale behind both Tesla and SpaceX.
The highlight of the article is that the journalist, Carl Hoffman, also seems to “get” Musk:
What appears brash self-confidence is simply precocious intelligence and a strangely literal mind mixed with a deep urge to change the world.
Yes, finally someone in the media understands! This is what inspires most of us, of the geeky/futurist persuasion, that follow Musk’s life. Why does the media think we are so stoked about Elon Musk, because he’s an overly confident asshole who’s all talk? No, otherwise this blog would be called Donald Trump Enthusiast.
Musk is kinda like our Will Hunting. We like him because he’s wicked smaaht and doesn’t buy into the bullshit. And, us onlookers…us Elon Enthusiasts…are kinda like the scraggly white trash friends who will beat your ass if you talk shit about our boy.