“This squabble” – always sounds silly…
Because a disagreement is either serious, or it’s not.
And – if we are being honest – most of the time – it’s not.
We get into our little niches and disagree about things most people have never even heard of.
I mean, who wants to hear me rant on the merits of the Solow Growth Model?
Listening to software engineers go at it over the best tool can be a riot though! 🤣
More fights broke out over the design of the company’s technology infrastructure. The Confinity team led by Levchin favored moving toward open-source software like Linux, while Musk championed Microsoft’s data-center software as being more likely to keep productivity high. This squabble may sound silly to outsiders, but it was the equivalent of a religious war to the engineers, many of whom viewed Microsoft as a dated evil empire and Linux as the modern software of the people.
-Ashley Vance, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Amazon)