Evan Puschak (check his How Donald Trump Answers A Question, Eastern Promises: A Study of Bodies, Children of Men: Don’t Ignore The Background) dissects the vblogger CaseyNeistat.
I would have summarized this, but Jason Kottke says it far better than me. And after all, this is where I picked it up.
Why I think Tesla is building throwaway cars, by Russell « Syonyk » Graves.
Tesla is inventing everywhere. And letting owners tinker with their cars as you do with your VW Type 1 is a no go.
You get what you pay for. You can’t have both warranty and servicing (with the implied promise that your car will always be as good as advertized) and the ability to DIY for cheap. Because a Tesla (and more and more products which interact with a central system) is not a stand-alone device but a terminal.
Of course you can still tinker with your Tesla (there is possibly some legal technicalities here). However, you won’t have any warranty, and the parts that rely on the central system wont work. Which, incidentally, mean that the whole car wont work.
Even thought the purpose of government is the protection of property, and if you can’t fix it you don’t own it. If you don’t like it, don’t buy a Tesla. Or wait a hundred years.