I’m happy that he invested in space, I guess, but there is a long history of wealthy people doing that to little effect, because they didn’t understand either the technology or the business, and they either thought they were smarter than everyone else (because, you know they were rich), or listened to the wrong people. The big difference with Elon and Jeff Bezos is that they were technically competent and quick studies.
I’m a little depressed that so many people my age are dropping like flies.
[Update a few minutes later]
I wonder what this means for Stratolaunch? It never made business sense to me. Will it survive without him?
Bill Gates remembers his business partner, without whom Microsoft would have not existed (for better or worse).
I think history will record him as more of a computer pioneer than a space one.