Matt Levine, ladies and gentlemen:

He tweeted yesterday: “I will resign as CEO as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job! After that, I will just run the software & servers teams.” So … like … if you are Twitter’s “CEO,” and you meet with your senior executives and decide that you need to update the software to attract advertisers or to comply with the law, what do you do? You walk down to the hardcore software-engineering floor, tiptoe into Musk’s nap room, shake him gently to wake him up, and say “Elon sir here is my software request”? And then he looks at it and says “what is this woke mind virus nonsense, never!” and runs out to yell at his engineers to build more Twitter polling analytics tools so he can have a more fine-tuned sense of which Twitter users love him and how much? What are we doing here? Musk is going to hire a CEO of a software company, but the CEO won’t be in charge of the software?

Rian van der Merwe Elezea // The B-Sides