Tweet of the Day, Twitter In A Coal Mine edition.

It was either that, or write: And I looked, and beheld a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Musk, and Unemployment followed with him. Aside from the mild blasphemy involved, it was just too long a title.

Via @presjpolk.

7 thoughts on “Tweet of the Day, Twitter In A Coal Mine edition.”

  1. 75% seems….low.

    Computer Engineers, Facilities Maintenance, a couple accountants, and a dude to stock the breakroom. That’s all they REALLY need, right?

    1. IT people have overlap with with computer engineers but it is not complete. Still, I think Twitter’s bottom line would easily go from red to very black if they dumped 75% of their workforce.

      1. But that works mean letting engineers run things. MBAs regard such a thing as an existential threat.
        (They’re not wrong.)

        1. MBA holders wormed their way into business they same way JDs infected politics. (and for the same reasons, namely: a complete lack of practical skills, an aversion to work, and a perverse desire to bully others)
          The elimination of both along with their twisted ivory tower logics would go a long way toward curtailing societal ills.

  2. I have an MBA and after working with a number of engineers, I must concur. Good engineers are taught to remove things that are non-essential. I…

  3. Elon Musk is a firm believer in the best part of a machine being no part. If it’s not needed, it won’t be there. In Tim Dodd’s first walk through of Starbase in Boca Chica Texas, Musk retold the story where two different departments in Tesla both thought a component in a car was required by the other department. They were trying to automate the creation and installation of that component, and it turns out it is not needed at all.

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