‘He can multitask’: What Musk did the night after he acquired Twitter

Apparently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk can multitask, which may help explain how he became the world’s richest man.

While one might imagine that Musk had his hands full following through on his hostile takeover bid of Twitter, turns out the billionaire has other pokers in the fire, namely his work developing a SpaceX rocket engine.

Walter Isaacson, who is penning Musk’s biography, took to Twitter on Tuesday to share what Musk was up to as the world absorbed the game-changing news that he had successfully acquired Twitter for $44 billion

“Late last night, after winning his battle for Twitter, [Elon Musk] was in Boca Chica and held his regular 10 pm meeting on Raptor engine design, where he spent more than an hour working on valve leak solutions. No one mentioned Twitter. He can multitask,” Isaacson tweeted.

Isaacson has quite the resume, having done biographies for Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, and Leonardo da Vinci, which puts Musk in lofty company.

“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” Musk said in a statement after the buyout was announced. “I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”

Musk also felt compelled to define what he means when speaking of free speech, given all the anxiety seen on the left:

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:


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