The clock in the mountain: 10 curious side projects of tech's rich and famous

In their spare time, and with copious amounts of cash, these tech giants indulge in obsessions from space travel to cheating death.
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Dave Barry, Stephen King, and Amy Tan are among a slew of very successful authors who participate in a very different kind of side project: the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band that gives performances (like the one you can see here) to raise money for literacy causes. A lot of tech giants have their own side projects, some of them philanthropic -- but in keeping with their personality and resources, they tend to be a lot more grandiose and weird than this literary garage band.

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