This morning I published a post on SXSW over on the Scholarly Kitchen. Here’s an excerpt:

Sometimes you need to magnify something to see it clearly, and Elon Musk is the magnification of curiosity, exploration, and optimism. He described everything from the thruster problem that delayed the space station docking of the SpaceX Dragon capsule, to why there were issues with lithium ion batteries in the Boeing 787, to issues he had with a New York Times review of Tesla, to his passion to get humanity to Mars, to how he plans to build reusable rockets — all in terms that were inspiring and understandable.

Hearing him speak made me remember that exploration, extending beyond where we are and pushing forward, is a magnificent part of the human spirit.

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