There's only one way to decide this...
Electric car destruction derby!!!
Famous electrocar firm Tesla Motors - known as maker of the Roadster battery supercar and as one of PayPal hecamillionaire Elon Musk's pet projects - has announced that the dispute between it and co-founder Martin Eberhard "is resolved". Eberhard had mounted a Californian lawsuit against the firm and against Musk personally in …
Ah, the joys of cut-n-paste journalism... Elon Musk, famously, the only person ever described as a 'hecamillionaire' (in a typo, several months ago, here in the Register), is now in danger of actually getting the word 'hecamillionaire' formally recognised as a real word.
This is largely because the rest of the IT press simply copies and pastes what is written, here... with the words in a slightly different order. It becoming impossible to read anything about Musk, without also reading the word 'hecamillionaire' - or, indeed, encoutering the words: 'PayPal (and/or space rocket) kingpin', 'tech biz', 'renowned', 'famed', 'battery supercar' and 'pet project'.
In fact, I suggest that in future when writing about Musk, the Register find an excuse to drop the word 'boffin' into the article... That way, the next time businessweek, or zimbio, pass by with their article-hashing bot (or whatever it is they use to actually produce their copy) the origin of the story will be evident for all to see.
copied that blog down to softpaper for future reference; I have a feeling this story might return next year for some reason.
Musk was only half right in correcting the idea that Eberhard was trying to protray himself as the all-innocent inventor versus the evil rich businessman. The pair of them are no more than chancers who have to date spent a lot of money to create little more than a small box of air.
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