John Gruber, writing about the Tesla Model 3 unveiling:
The crowd enthusiasm was palpable. Tesla took over 115,000 pre-orders before anyone had even seen the car. That is trust — and rather incredible for a car that they don’t intend to ship until the end of next year.
At the beginning of the presentation, Elon Musk references his “master plan” blog post, where he outlined Tesla’s plan to start with the luxury market and then use that money to build a less expensive car, and then use that to build an even more affordable car. That blog post was 10 years ago.
Vision takes time to execute. It’s incredible to reflect on the scope of what Elon Musk’s companies have accomplished. As I wrote about last year, Elon will be admired by my kids’ generation in the same way that mine was inspired by Steve Jobs.