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Tesla showroom in Corte Madera, California — PICTURE: AFP The 40th anniversary of Apple’s founding on April 1 1976 prompted a wave of nostalgia about this remarkable company and its effect on the world we live in.From the first personal computer (Macintosh), through the evolution of music (iTunes and the iPod), the kickstarting of the smartphone era (iPhone), the birth of tablets (iPad) and the revolution in desktop publishing, music production and other now digital industries, Apple has been the key protagonist.Even though it’s still the most valuable public company, its star is being eclipsed by another man and company widely seen as the successor to its mantle of innovation: Elon Musk and Tesla, the maker of electric cars that look like they were designed and built in some distant future.Last week Musk, the SA-born founder and CEO of Tesla, gave the everyone-glued-to-their-screens type of keynote address that was the hallmark of the Steve Jobs era. Unveiling the Model 3 electric ...

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