Wait But Why’s series on Elon Musk and his companies is spectacular

The series of articles written on Elon Musk and his companies by Tim Urban on Wait But Why are the most in-depth articles I’ve read, totaling upwards of 90,000 words (longer than some novels), but totally worth the read. Tim details what Musk is trying to achieve with his companies, and why those companies’ objectives are so important for humanity’s long-term good.

I’ve read Ashlee Vance’s biography of Elon Musk, and these articles provide a lot more information that you don’t get in the book.

Part 4 of the series intrigued me the most. In it, Tim explores what makes Elon special, and comes to some eye-opening conclusions.

Read the articles here:

Broken Toaster

You are not
A window pane
You are not
A broken toaster.
You are a human being
With imperfections,
Cracks and dents and
Fissures,
That make you
Perfect and whole.
You don’t need
Fixing.

[My inner Bukowski wrote this attempt at a poem at 3am a few nights ago.]