We can argue about the extent to which an employer should balance hiring for existing skills and hiring for potential to learn, but you can’t claim the latter unless you can point to prior success at learning new skills.
The punchline is that the interviewer hires a car salesman who’d sold brown cars with walnut interiors. Our hypothetical carpenter was effectively arguing that even if he’d only ever hammered together pine stud walls he could easily learn to do finish carpentry with walnut for a client very particular about his browns.
When Apple made a phone, it turned out it wasn’t really competing in the handset business; it was competing for the next dominant personal computing platform.
The more I think about an Apple car, the more I think that it might be the basis of their future “computing environment”: a space that is completely aware of and responsive to its occupant(s).
I call it the fallacy of causation, or the fallacy of the single cause.
No need for a full play-by-play; we can skip straight to the awards. Slightly overplayed the hockey theme by turning her vagina into the goal… And for hedging her bets by qualifying for the hat-hobbling category. More nudity going on here than you notice at first glance. A little more skin next year and you’ve got a chance, Kazakhstan.
In that sense it might be more of a long-term competitor to the Amazon Echo (and whatever Android variant Google is pitching at the same space) than to Tesla’s cars. Three points for clarification: The old “What if they hired carpenters they way they hire programmers?
From this perspective, maybe the thing that’s kept the Apple TV on hold for so long is that they were trying to go down this road, but they kept failing to pull it off (to their standards) in the living room. ” joke/commentary didn’t sit right with me the first time I read it, and after stumbling across it again I now see why.
If learning this stuff is so easy, then I’d rather hire someone who understands what the goal is of finish carpentry.
And ideally someone who showed some interest in the project and the skills required to do it, not just the job.