A Closed Letter to Tesla and Elon Musk

Dear Mr. Musk, Up until now you’ve been a curiosity. An interesting little distraction. You’ve made sexy cars for the small percentage of us who can afford them. We like that you chose to make them electric because of what you’ve been able to do with their performance. We like fast, powerful toys that respond instantly to our whims. Environmentally friendly, you say? Pshaw! A very clever marketing strategy indeed. We commend you for your level of deceit. For that you are almost worthy of being called one of us.

9NEWS Dashcam Consumer Story

I was just interviewed on camera by Jeremy Jojola for a channel 9 news consumer story on dashcams. Jeremy says that my footage was useful in a police investigation, and it was quite possibly the first case in Denver where dashcam footage was instrumental.

The segment will air sometime in May. The whole interview took about 20 minutes. TV news crews are apparently quite efficient with their time.

Phil, cameraperson, and Jeremy

How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization — Medium

The year 2004 was when we completely gave up and embraced stupidity as a value. Source: How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization — Medium Sure, it’s funny in a sardonic sort of way. But we just re-watched Friends and aside from the agonizingly horrible rampant homophobia that the show espoused, the worst part of the show was the constant belittling of intellectualism and geekery. I identify with Ross more than the other characters because he’s smart, romantic, quirky, and people don’t get him. For the writers it was a cheap source of humor.

The car industry has never witnessed what Tesla is about to go through - The Washington Post

That massive number, which far exceeded optimistic forecasts, upends traditional thinking about how to sell cars and is expected to spur the auto industry to shift more dramatically to market electric technology to consumers, analysts said. Source: The car industry has never witnessed what Tesla is about to go through - The Washington Post Sigh. They still don’t get it and they probably never will. It’s not just that the Model 3 is electric. And it’s not *just* that the car is fast and sleek and high-tech. And it’s not just that the car gets better over time through over-the-air software updates.