Color me a little bit tired of the public sanctimonious wrangling by those who put themselves upon high, only to be ridiculed by those who have eyesight and insight sufficient to call out an emperor who wears no clothing.
Two news items hit me back to back yesterday. One regarding Apple co-founder and Ewok model Steve Wozniak, and the other regarding holier-than-thou waistline Mike Huckabee. First, politics. Former Arkansas governor Christ-like wannabe Mike Huckabee tweeted a nasty about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg who decided to skip SOTU.
It’s not fair that ppl are criticizing Justice Ginsberg for skipping SOTU! Security concerns wouldn’t allow her to bring CPAP machine into House Chamber.
Sorry, but that was a shameful comment from someone who purports to know the teachings of Christ. But, then again, the tweet could have been from a Russian bot or troll. Yes, Twitter went wild.
Second, Apple. On the other side of the known universe, the Applesphere went wild when colorful Woz offered up an opinion on the state of technology visionaries circa 2018. Yes, everyone is entitled to an opinion. Here’s one from the Woz.
I don’t believe anything Elon Musk or Tesla says
Alright, to be fair and in the spirit of full disclosure, Woz said he loves his Tesla. The problem stems from Tesla CEO– and the only known CEO with vision still living in the U.S. promised a self driving car by 2016– who said a Tesla could self drive itself across the U.S. of A. By 2016.
That didn’t happen. Promise broken. Woz then dissed Musk by telling everyone that competitors Audi and BMW are ahead of Tesla in the self-driving car race.
Sorry, that just wasn’t necessary, but discipline doesn’t always stop public figures from figuring in public. Woz:
What he says, can you really believe in him? Is he just a good salesman, like Jobs, and may not be there [in the end]?
OK, let’s look at what Woz did at Apple and what Jobs, the good salesman, did at Apple after Woz left. Wozniak was responsible for the engineering behind early Apple computers, and, uh, well… that’s about it. Jobs went on to launch Lisa and the Mac, form NeXT, make Pixar great, and returned to Apple to push out Apple Stores, launch iPod and iTunes, milk the Mac’s growing success, and introduce iPhone and iPad to herald the post-PC mobile device revolution.
What about Tesla CEO Elon Musk?
He co-founded PayPal and Tesla. He’s behind SpaceX, HyperLoop, giant batteries and solar panels, and the Boring Company. Yeah, there’s that flamethrower business, too, but you get the idea.
There’s an old saying I remember from somewhere: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” Wozniak became a teacher after leaving Apple. What have you done lately, Woz?