Why I Care About Elon Musk’s Acquisition Of Twitter

A conversation about “lines of code” is a good window into the state of the entire tech industry

https://dvs0416.medium.com/not-clear-why-you-even-care-about-this-98d405ed18f7

The fallout has often been excruciating, according to 36 current and former Twitter employees and people close to the company, as well as internal documents and workplace chat logs. Some top executives were summarily fired by email. One engineering manager, upon being told to cut hundreds of workers, vomited into a trash can. Others slept in the office as they worked grueling schedules to meet Mr. Musk’s orders.

Twitter, which is under financial pressure from debt and a slumping economy, is now unrecognizable compared with what it was a month ago. Last week, Mr. Musk slashed 50 percent of the company’s 7,500 employees…

By last Saturday, Mr. Musk’s advisers realized that the cuts may have been too deep, four people said. Some asked laid-off engineers, designers and product managers to return to their old jobs, three people familiar with the conversations said
Two Weeks of Chaos: Inside Elon Musk’s Takeover of Twitter

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Evan SooHoo

A software engineer who writes about software engineering. Shocking, I know.