Not So Optimistic Anymore, Are You, John?

While I sympathize with the folks who have lost their jobs, especially those who were contractors and didn’t get severance pay or are here on visas and may now have little recourse, I’m greatly enjoying watching Musk destroy his $44 billion acquisition.

It seems John Gruber is no longer optimistic:

My apparently wrongheaded optimism for Twitter under Musk’s leadership was rooted in the idea that while he might — and almost surely would — make mistakes with product decisions (including content moderation), product decisions can be reversed.

Losing essential talent and destroying employee morale, not so much.

I have an account on Twitter, though I really don’t use it very much and don’t care about it one way or another. If it dies, it will be replaced by something else.


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