Quote of the Day: Now Was That so Hard? Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Elon Musk and Martin Eberhard, two of the co-founders of Tesla announced today that they have resolved their dispute.

Tesla Motors statement announcing that the firm’s feuding founders have decided to play nice with each other instead of suing each other. “Without Martin’s indispensable efforts, Tesla Motors would not be here today,” says Elon. “As a co-founder of the company, Elon’s contributions to Tesla have been extraordinary,” says Martin. Aren’t they adorable?

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  • John Horner John Horner on Sep 23, 2009

    Wow, first the fictional Dr. House learns how to be an actual human being and now this!

  • Anonymous Anonymous on Sep 23, 2009

    Government receives more value from what they pay to SpaceX than they would get anywhere else for the same money. If you look at what MSFC gets for Ares, 30 times more worth. Sounds like a pretty good deal for taxpayers to me. If that's called "sucking on teat", I wish GM did that, and a lot of it.

  • Seabrjim Seabrjim on Sep 23, 2009

    I just checked the calendar. It's not April 1st. Really.

  • David Dennis David Dennis on Sep 23, 2009

    Well, in all honesty, both statements are true. Tesla would not have been founded without Martin and it would not have been funded without Elon. So good work on that settlement. However, it's interesting to note that one of the conditions must have been for Martin to shut down his blog: http://teslafounders.wordpress.com/ I was really hoping to see some fuller information on the settlement. I strongly suspect the government will get far more out of its loans to Tesla than its investment in GM, which, as has been discussed here ad nauseum, will result in an almost total loss for the government. At least Tesla is borrowing the money and will most likely pay it all back. I'm a Libertarian but don't really begrudge Tesla its money. Of all the things government can blow its money on, an admittedly innovative car company is the least of my worries. D