Tomorrow my wife, two friends and I are going to the Tesla Factory to take delivery of my S85, Pearl, Tan, Tech, Air, Sound, VIN#15676.
I have been like a kid since I put a deposit down last fall. Reading the Forum, visiting Menlo Park and Santana Row, two test drives and endless hours of amazing dreaming, fantasizing, and hoping.
My inner teen-ager is having a ball (even though I'm on older side of Tesla demographics.). A few weeks ago I realized that there have been two other times in my life when I felt this excited. Where I felt like a paradigm was shifting. When I read everything and felt like I was a kid all over again.
Once, in 1983, I focused on a seeming-important computer (the Macintosh). I was totally excited, put a deposit down, and anxiously waited for the computer to arrive. And, lo and behold, we are are using today what Steve Jobs brought us in 1983.
The second time was in 2006 when I knew that Steve Jobs would do it again with the iPhone. I admit it, I was like a kid and I stood in line excitedly anticipating that game changer.
Tesla feels the same way, a game changer, a paradigm shifter.
It is not often that a grown man has the opportunity to re-experience the excitement of an amped-up child on Christmas Eve! I don't know if I will be able to sleep tonight.
Thank you Elon. May the Force be with you always.