Dan Frederiksen wrote:
> Doesn't look like it's a bad thing. Probably was never meant to
> stay on
> as CEO when it turned big.
> Being former CEO of flextronics we can hope he can slim som costs here
> and there. Just thinking off the top of my head here (brilliant as
one could imagine that a mass production might mean we can buy
> parts that might be reasonably priced. Eventually they would have
> to be.
> Just maybe they could be used in home conversions. Let's hope he
> takes a
> look at the electronics and says waaaaaaiit a minute! that's not
> supposed to be that expensive. the components don't cost a thing!
Speaking as a person who worked with Martin at NCD, I can assure you
that he is an expert at squeezing the last mil out of a design. I was
a software guy and we were always singing the blues about Martin and
his "save-a-gate syndrome" - he'd reduce the per-unit cost by taking
out a piece of hardware that took a week of software sweat and blood
to do without. But he was, in general, doing the right thing. (I
can't tell you how much it costs me to admit that, even now, some
seventeen years later
I wish him and Tesla well.
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