More Klingon than Star Fleet

2 min readJan 24
a group of smiling mostly-male Twitter employees gathered around their new boss Elon Musk at a late-night code review. Musk and others are doing a thumbs-up.
This lot, only in spacesuits

A Musk spaceship will be a Musk workplace

I suppose if you went to Mars on one of Musk’s starships — at least on one of the first few missions — you’d probably be an employee of a government agency so the prevailing human resources model would be the faux-nurturing bureaucratic norm of the major Western corporation — mental-health check-ins, work-life balance and so on. But I guess…


Grizzled web old-timer (some say just grizzled), a trustee at the brilliant Poppy Academy Trust in the UK, a crummy poet and a volunteer at Watford Refugees…