You know what, I’m on it. Let’s go with a full, unkempt beard for this one. Gen X’s are online and they are posting Radiohead on main.
It filled me with nostalgia to see Twitter co-founder, former CEO and newly appointed “Block Head” Jack Dorsey post Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place” (he linked to the Block-owned niche music service Tidal) as if you were setting up an early 2000s AIM status about future Twitter owner Elon Musk, who is one of the site’s most prolific users. Musk is also the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, which make cars and rockets, respectively. He also founded a company, Neuralink, to implant devices into people’s heads.
The idea and the service is all that matters to me, and I will do whatever it takes to protect both. Twitter as a company has always been my only problem and biggest regret. It has been owned by Wall Street and the advertising model. Getting it back from Wall Street is the right first step.—jack⚡️ (@jack) April 26, 2022
Dorsey followed up his cryptic tweet with a short thread explaining why he’s so happy to release songs from an album about being human in a world ruled by technology: “Twitter as a company has always been my only problem and biggest regret. ” he wrote. “It has been owned by Wall Street and the ad model. Taking it back from Wall Street is the right first step.” This seems to imply that Dorsey thinks Musk’s ideas about building Twitter’s subscription business are going the right track – on the other hand, Musk has said the deal is “not a way to make money.” Funny!
Anyway, think more expansively. “Twitter is the closest thing we have to a global consciousness,” Dorsey wrote. “Solving the problem of [Twitter] However, being a company, Elon is the singular solution that I trust. I trust in your mission to spread the light of consciousness.”
Elon’s goal of creating a platform that is “maximally trustworthy and broadly inclusive” is correct. this is also @paraga‘s goal, and why I chose it. Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation. This is the right path… I believe it with all my heart.—jack⚡️ (@jack) April 26, 2022
Right, the light of consciousness. Dorsey supports the acquisition of Musk. The Press release that the board’s decision was unanimous. Dorsey’s tweets note that he “picked” Parag Agrawal to succeed him as CEO, perhaps indicating that Agrawal will stay on after Musk takes office. Agrawal is on that board, after all!
“In principle, I don’t think anyone should own or run Twitter,” Dorsey continues. Think that the service is a public good. But because it is a company, someone must own it; This is the tragedy of starting a business, I guess. “Thank you both for getting the company out of an impossible situation,” she wrote. “This is the right path… I believe it with all my heart.”
Musk recently tweeted an unflattering photo of Bill Gates with the caption “in case you need to lose a boner fast.”