To use Twitter in the Elon Musk era is to be reminded daily of how fundamentally juvenile the new owner is. And to me, it’s a recurring surprise.
Those who have followed his career closely will roll their eyes at that. Being surprised at Elon’s adolescent sensibility in 2023 is like being surprised at Donald Trump’s narcissism. It’s his defining trait. If you’re only now noticing it, you clearly haven’t paid him a lick of attention.
And it’s true, I hadn’t until he bought Twitter. I knew him as the world’s richest man and the head of two paradigm-shifting companies. It didn’t occur to me that someone so capable could be so immature.
And now everyone’s rolling their eyes at my naïveté.