I was really hoping Elon Musk would call his futuristic new Cybertruck a bakkie. It would be true to his Pretoria roots. Instead his chief designer threw a steel ball against the supposedly shatterproof glass windows, which duly shattered. Who didn’t see that coming?

It prompted arguably the funniest on-stage comment by any tech boss at a grandiose industry launch event: "Oh my f***ing g*d."

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