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Tesla Nabs Apple’s Hardware VP to Steer Vehicle Development

Tesla_S_rearviewFirst Ford. Then Segway. Then Apple. Now Tesla.

Doug Field, Apple’s vice president of Mac hardware engineering, has left the company to join Tesla Motors. His role at the electric car company: Vice president of Vehicle Programs. A sweet gig, as he’ll be helping to drive development of new Tesla automobiles.

“Tesla’s future depends on engineers who can create the most innovative, technologically advanced vehicles in the world,” Tesla founder Elon Musk said in a statement. “Doug’s experience in both consumer electronics and traditional automotive makes him an important addition to our leadership team.”

Indeed, Field was well-respected and well-liked inside Apple. Definitely a score for Tesla.

This isn’t the first time Tesla has poached an executive from Apple’s talent pool. In July of 2010, the company hired George Blankenship, Apple’s VP of real estate, to quarterback its retail strategy.

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work