Tesla ain't really a car company.
While I'm SuperCharging this "not a car" in going to go for a drive after reading this article.
One of the pervasive arguments on this forum has been that Tesla is not a car company, but rather a tech company justifying the extraordinary stock valuation.
Although given the stock performance of late, perhaps Tesla really is just a car company.
Thats true. They arent really a car company, because a car company would suggest exclusively cars. They are too many things. They make cars, solar panels, solar roof, residential/commercial/utility battery storage, and are also in the self-driving business. You could arguably say they are in robotics and software as well.
So correct Forbes. They are not a car company. That would be too short sighted.
If you recall, Apple wasn't considered a phone manufacturer before 2007. Sometimes tech companies can be responsible for revolutionary changes in an industry. I am fine owning a vehicle made by a tech company. Certainly issues will arise. Hopefully nothing a good software update can't fix.
When Apple first started it was not long before the armchair experts used the clever phrase: "Apple does not realize it is a software company". In many aspects they were right (third party software for PC's dominated). What they all missed is Apple ended up being what it is.
Apple went through a lot of hard times. I was out of a job and they were hiring when scully stepped down and Newton was a flop. After 3 interviews, and an offer, I declined. The morale was so low I just could not do it. Had I done it I might be posting this from the back lounge of my Gulfstream or one of my many yachts, who knows.
@M8B: Yeah - Shoulda, coulda, Woulda - Ain't hindsight great!
@M8B: I bought some apple stock back when I was in grad school right after I bought and loved using the original MacIntosh computer. That stock did quite well. Too bad I was so poor then that I couldn't purchase very much. Or like you, "I might be posting this from the back lounge of my Gulfstream or one of my many yachts, who knows"
Dang, here we are in our lowly road rockets, we blew it : ).