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This is the first commentary I saw.  The remarks are all sort of
speculative and subjective. But it is interesting that it has made so much
discussion. Nancy


 https://slate.com/business/2018/08/elon-musk-tweets-t-s-
eliots-the-waste-land-but-why.html

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 10:50 AM, Rick Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On Sat, 25 Aug 2018 22:44:37 -0400, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> >Out of Time
> >By Kevin D. Williamson
> >NATIONAL REVIEW
> >August 23, 2018
> >https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/elon-musk-seeks-
> solace-in-ts-eliot-poetry/
>
> Sorry CR I have not yet read the article. My desktop system is desperately
> in need of an upgrade as my browser is incapable of displaying more and
> more webpages and I can't get a new browser without upgrading the OS and
> [long story omitted.]
>
> I had submitted a different Musk/Phelbas webpage a few days ago but it
> didn't take because due to some glitch I got unsubscribed from the TSE list
> and early attempts to rectify the problem were unsuccessful. I should be
> fine now. And here, from a notes log I entered it into, is what I tried to
> send:
>
>
> Added: Wed Aug 22 12:09:12 EDT 2018
> Date: 20180822120912
>
> First a bit of background. Iain Banks wrote fiction. When he wrote science
> fiction the books bore the name Iain M. Banks instead. Iain M. Banks wrote
> a series of science fiction books, the Culture series, about an
> interstellar civilization. The first book in the series was titled
> "Consider Phlebas" and a later one "Look to Windward" where the names
> obviously refer to Part 4 of Eliot's "The Waste Land." Elon Musk of Tesla,
> SpaceX and the Boring Project is a fan of Banks; he named two of his
> spacecraft after ships in the Culture series. Yesterday (8/21) Musk tweeted
> "Read Eliot’s notes on The Waste Land https://t.co/2SSsHiJmiO
> pic.twitter.com/uToAi4kBi1"
>
> Now there are a number of pages out on the web trying to explain what he
> means. One on the Breitbart website I consider to be worth your time to
> read (although the publisher and page title might put you off.)
>
> https://www.breitbart.com/economics/2018/08/21/deathbywater/
> Understanding Elon Musk’s Tweet Quoting T.S. Eliot’s ‘Death by Water’
> Elon Musk returned to Twitter Tuesday with a command and poetry.
> By John Carney
> 21 Aug 2018
>
> Regards,
>    Rick Parker
>