Elon Musk's coronavirus self-own to go down in the history of self-owns

Tech 1-7-2020 Mashable 48
Elon Musk's coronavirus self-own to go down in the history of self-owns

All he had to do was keep his mouth shut. 

Like so many of his fellow tech executives, Elon Musk believes that his success in one field connotes expertise in areas unrelated. This has gotten the billionaire CEO into trouble before (cough, child submarine, cough), but for whatever reason the advent of the coronavirus specifically teed up the misstep-prone redpiller for what has to be the biggest series of self-owns from a tech exec so far this year. 

With over a half million and counting dead and COVID-19 cases spiking in the US, the coronavirus has changed the world in too many ways to count. In early March, as the virus visibly raged overseas — and picked up steam in the U.S. — Musk did what Musk does best: wade woefully unprepared into a topic he knew little about.  Read more...

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