AUSTIN, Texas — Finally! A man with a fresh new approach to balancing childcare and hard work!
Spoiler: it involves PILES OF MONEY.
Family life was the unexpected subject of the sold-out discussion between Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and Chris Anderson, the former editor-in-chief of Wired, at South by Southwest on Saturday.
The topic was meant to be Musk's zillion androgen-dense projects, many of which have to do with rockets and Mars. But after marveling at Musk's work ethic, Anderson pressed Musk—briefly but spectacularly—on the subject of his five children.
Musk's answer? "Children are awesome."
"Awesome" sounded good in Musk's lovely South African accent.
"But I don't see them much."
(A friend of mine told me conspiratorially during the talk that Musk was divorced from the mother of his brood, and had had one or two "cheapskate divorces"—which turns out to be well known in billionaire circles.
Musk went on: "I do email while I'm with my children. And I
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