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  Talking tech with Bill Joy | Newsmakers | CNET News.com
Joy: It certainly seemed to have heightened an awareness of terrorism and also heightened the awareness of the possibility of the abuse of technology.
Joy: I think there has to be a balance between the profit motive, which drives a lot of creativity and ethical behavior, and the responsibility to manage things, which can be abused.
Joy: In general, technology is a very powerful force for openness and change.
news.com.com /Talking+tech+with+Bill+Joy/2008-1014_3-5647645.html   (879 words)

 From 'Long Boom' to days of doom and gloom
Joy's view is that the prosperity of the high-tech industry can be realized only if its participants become better stewards of potentially dangerous technologies, notably robotics, nanotechnology, and genetic engineering -- all of which are enabled by computer science.
Joy, who outlined his thesis at InfoWorld's CTO Forum conference in San Francisco, believes that the virtual and the physical worlds could be catastrophically affected by unmarshalled technologies and that high-tech leaders need to be more conscientious and proactive in order to pre-empt world disaster in the future.
Bill Joy: It is clear that within the next century there will be very grave dangers from certain technologies because they are basically military-class in their ability to cause harm [and] because they are based on information.
www.javaworld.com /javaworld/jw-06-2000/jw-0602-iw-joy.html   (1920 words)

 CRN | Sun's Bill Joy At Work
Joy said Jxta is his "incubation project," which Sun has been working on for "about six months to a year, finishing some code to implement the concepts of the goals we had."
Joy said he has little doubt that "innovation in this space is going to occur in lots and lots of small groups.
"Bill Joy is a phenomenal visionary and the one thing about him is he's consistent, but he is not a guy that is clear about creating business on top of technology," said Rymer.
www.crn.com /components/search/Article.asp?ArticleID=23939   (778 words)

 Daemon News '200008' : '"Bill Joy delivers USENIX keynote address "'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bill Joy of Sun Microsystems delivered the keynote address on 21 June 2000 at the USENIX Technical Conference in San Diego.
Joy did discuss two features absent from Java that he would like to include; both are of interest to researchers doing scientific computations.
In discussing Joy's address with other attendees, there seemed to be agreement that the keynote was not as technically interesting as USENIX talks usually are, and some ideas (such as "evolving" correct systems genetically) met with skepticism.
ezine.daemonnews.org /200008/usenix-keynote.html   (1229 words)

 Salon Technology | Killjoy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Joy, who was the principal designer of the Berkeley version of Unix and one of the lead developers of Java, last made a big splash in the press in 1998, when he was all pumped up about Sun's new networking technology Jini.
But these days Joy is engaged in an altogether different kind of crusade: He wants us to slow down the technological race, and rein in technologies -- specifically nanotechnology, genetic engineering and robotics -- that he believes could ultimately endanger human life as we know it.
Joy spelled out in a recent issue of Wired magazine his fear that modern technologists may unthinkingly be heading down the same path as the physicists who built the atomic bomb.
www.salon.com /tech/view/2000/04/10/joy/index.html   (965 words)

 Bill Joy leaves Sun | The Register
Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems chief scientist and co-founder, is leaving the company, moving on to "different challenges".
Joy is also know for striking fear in the hearts of Wired readers when he pronounced that nanotechnology may lead to the world being covered in "gray goo."
Joy managed to come up with the JXTA project for peer-to-peer networking as one of his last major contributions to Sun.
www.theregister.com /2003/09/09/bill_joy_leaves_sun   (506 words)

 CRN | Bill Joy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
That is not to say that Joy also has departed,in fact, he is telecommuting from Aspen, Colo. Joy, burned out by the worsening traffic and punishing grind of life in the Valley, approached McNealy years ago and said he was moving on, sources said.
McNealy told Joy he would do whatever he could to keep him happy, and shortly thereafter, Sun's chief scientist was setting up a new home in the Rockies with his wife, Sara, and two children, a 6-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl.
Joy's myriad accomplishments include leading the design of one of the earliest examples of open-source development, Berkeley Unix; creating Sun's Network File System, which propelled forward the then-revolutionary notion of distributed computing; and contributing to the architecture of Sun's SPARC chip.
www.crn.com /sections/special/hof/hof.asp?ArticleID=11158   (1099 words)

 Bill Joy
Bill Joy is a co-founder of the company and a member of the Executive Committee.
Bill received a B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1975, after which he attended graduate school at U.C. Berkeley where he was the principal designer of Berkeley UNIX (BSD) and received a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Bill's most recent work is on the Jini distributed computing technology for networking computer devices using Java, and on the Sun Community Source Licensing (SCSL) model, designed to allow companies to share their intellectual property in source form, to facilitate cooperation with customers, partners, educators and researchers.
www.cs.cmu.edu /People/earthware/Joy.html   (539 words)

 TechNetCast Archives
Bill Joy [bio] is a co-founder of Sun Microsystems where he currently serves as Chief Scientist.
Bill Joy on Java and Jini 1999-12-15 (55:00) Bill Joy, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, retraces his search for a better computing platform, a search that leads to Java and Jini, Sun's vision for ubiquitous computing.
Bill Joy On Openess and Community 1999-08-25 (50:00) From BSD to Solaris to Java to Jini the Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Sun Microsystems traces his contributions to the cause of (free) software and makes the case for Sun's Community Licence.
technetcast.ddj.com /tnc_catalog.html?item_id=245   (237 words)

 Bill Joy, 12/27/99
Bill Joy is one of the industry's leading visionaries, innovators and influencers.
Joy's importance is sure to grow even more now that Sun has made the controversial decision to maintain a tight grip on the technical course for Java rather than hand off that work to an international standards body.
Joy's work at the University of California at Berkeley on the Berkeley version of Unix is viewed as an early example of open source operating system software.
www.networkworld.com /power99/power99-25joy.html   (368 words)

 SiliconBeat: Bill Joy joins Kleiner Perkins
Note that Publishing Trends once reported that Bill Joy had sold a book idea to Penguin’s Rick Kot for $1.6 million -- to be about his views on things like nanotechnology.
Apparently, Bill Joy is not a "venture partner," as referenced in the WSJ.
Any investments he makes, Joy clarified, will be on behalf of Kleiner Perkins, and so he'll not be making the sort of co-investments that some so-called venture partners make using their own money.
siliconbeat.com /entries/2005/01/18/bill_joy_joins_kleiner_perkins.html   (571 words)

 Sun's Bill Joy and James Gosling Take the Stage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Joy pointed out that these molecular units operate very quickly and are a thousand times smaller than circuit elements today.
Joy recounted how, in his Berkeley days, he was very frustrated programming in C or C++, because of the unreliability of the software.
Joy imagined software that combined several systems, so that the software as a whole was more reliable than the parts of which it was made.
java.sun.com /features/2000/06/keynote2.html   (1633 words)

 Bill Joy: ZoomInfo Business People Information
Bill Joy's summary was automatically generated using 26 references found on the Internet.
Sun Microsystems was created by people taken directly from Berkeley itself (notably Bill Joy, responsible for the development of csh, the vi editor, and 4BSD's VM support), and is very compatible with BSD on their 680x0-based systems.
This Bill Joy recently flirted with the idea of taking a job at Google and continues to entertain pitches from friends and strangers eager to have him join their start-ups.
www.zoominfo.com /people/joy_bill_54769739.aspx   (682 words)

 OpenP2P.com -- A Conversation with Bill Joy
Bill Joy: Well, Mike Clary and I have been working with the idea of connected computers since the early '90s.
Joy: I'm a shareholder, but as I wrote in Time magazine, I don't understand how Napster isn't infringing on the rights of the artists when their music is taken without compensation.
Joy: I think that the copyright laws need to be enforced, and maybe they need to be changed.
www.openp2p.com /pub/a/p2p/2001/02/13/joy.html   (1834 words)

 Tech Tidbit -- August 19,2002
Bill Joy's "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us," (Chapter 27 in Technology and the Future, 9/e) has been one of the most widely-discussed articles on technology and the future of recent years.
Joy presents a rather dark and scary view of the future, worrying about the potential for irreversible damage to the human race--even its extinction--that might result from the convergence of nanotechnology, robotics, and biotechnology.
Bill Joy, Ray Kurzweil, and Sherry Turkle on National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation--Science Friday (March 17, 2000).
www.alteich.com /tidbits/t081902.htm   (641 words)

 KPCB - Team
Bill Joy was Chief Scientist of Sun Microsystems.
Bill has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Engineering, honoris causa, from the University of Michigan.
Bill is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a trustee of the Aspen Institute.
www.kpcb.com /team/index.php?8   (244 words)

 Special Focus on Bill Joy's Hi-Tech Warning - The Center for the Study of Technology and Society
Even Joy is aware that the restrictions on research would be extraordinarily oppressive: "Enforcing relinquishment," he writes, " will require a verification regime similar to that for biological weapons, but on an unprecedented scale.
Joy recommends abandoning further progress in these potentially dangerous fields of technology.
On a more fundamental level, Joy thinks a solution to our current technological dilemma can be found in rethinking our utopian dream of immortality.
www.tecsoc.org /innovate/focusbilljoy.htm   (1245 words)

 Bill Joy's greatest gift to man – the vi editor | The Register
Out of all of Bill Joy's contributions to technology, users appear most fond of one of the simplest - the vi editor.
Joy leaves a lasting legacy of work both in the general technology domain and at Sun Microsystems.
There's a bit more about what it was and how I came to pass it to Bill Joy on the web page that Keith has already cited.
www.theregister.co.uk /2003/09/11/bill_joys_greatest_gift   (1079 words)

 Valley of the Geeks - Sun Cuts Bill Joy
Joy, along with 6,999 other employees ranging from receptionist to marketeer, third class was officially terminated from the company last friday.
Who knows, if he had, maybe things would have worked out differently for him." McNealy insisted that there was no irony to the layoff of his last co-founder, it was simply a case of economics.
Bill Joy could not be immediately reached for comment due to the invasion of nano-technology robots that were surrounding his house.
www.valleyofthegeeks.com /News/Joy.html   (186 words)

 Salon Technology | Rage for the machine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The lyrics point to no rage against the machine -- but to a critique of Bill Joy and his fears of a future world overwhelmed by robots and technological innovation.
Joy, Sun Microsystems co-founder and chief scientist, has been warning his colleagues that innovations in nanotechnology, robotics and genetics could become as dangerous, if not more so, than the atomic bomb.
This one, too, is a response to Joy's call for halting some technology research until we can better manage the potential dangers.
archive.salon.com /tech/log/2000/04/12/joy_song/index.html   (457 words)

 Co-founder Joy to leave Sun | CNET News.com
Before that, Joy was the designer of the Berkeley version of the Unix operating system and helped pioneer the concept of open source.
More recently, Joy found himself at the center of controversy after he wrote a Wired magazine article on the challenges posed to mankind by new technologies such as nanotechnology, robotics and genetic engineering.
Daryl Plummer, an analyst with Gartner, said the overall impact on Sun due to Joy's departure should be "relatively small." Joy had most recently worked on several projects that have yet to find success as products, including Jini, a technology for connecting distributed computing systems, and Jxta, a peer-to-peer technology.
news.com.com /2100-1012_3-5073205.html   (672 words)

 From 'Long Boom' to days of doom and gloom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BILL JOY, chief scientist and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, recently threw a cold bucket of water on the red-hot high-technology industry.
Joy: It is clear that within the next century there will be very grave dangers from certain technologies because they are basically military-class in their ability to cause harm [and] because they are based on information.
Joy: In the case of nuclear weapons, we have had them a long time, and we have been lucky in that nothing has happened yet; but cleverness will not make a good defense against them.
www.infoworld.com /articles/hn/xml/00/05/22/000522hninterview.xml   (2158 words)

 Interview with Bill Joy
Bill Joy is one of those rare people who can carry on a rapid-fire technical conversation while coding at the keyboard.
JOY: I wish we hadn't used all the keys on the keyboard.
JOY: I think make is the program that causes people to write the things down that formerly were scribbled on the wall.
web.cecs.pdx.edu /~kirkenda/joy84.html   (4347 words)

 Why the future needs Bill Joy
Like for Bill Joy, it had a major impact on me, but in my case, I became seriously depressed for many months, worried about how gray goo was going to destroy all civilization -- worse than overpopulation, pollution, or nuclear war ever could.
Bill Joy seems to be indicating that we need to slam on the non-existing brakes.
Bill Joy, cofounder and Chief Scientist of Sun Microsystems, was cochair of the presidential commission on the future of IT research, and is coauthor of The Java Language Specification.
www.islandone.org /MMSG/BillJoyWhyCrit.htm   (17991 words)

 60 Seconds with Bill Joy
Sun cofounder and Silicon Valley bad boy Bill Joy on the future of startups and where he's placing his venture-capital bets.
Bill Joy, 51, has played Silicon Valley's intellectual bad boy ever since he helped create Sun Microsystems in 1982.
Joy: I don't think there will be one energy company that's as significant as a Netscape.
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/100/next-qa.html   (595 words)

 Bill Joy Leaves Sun
Bill Joy is noted as one of the most influential innovators of our time.
In many ways, Bill Joy was that person for me. His efforts in JINI and JXTA showed me that the platform had new areas to cover.
Say, when you take a look at the publications created by this Bill Joy so far, you too will be able to read in-between the lines and pick the flow of thoughts in Bill's mind at the time of his writing.
www.theserverside.com /news/thread.tss?thread_id=21334   (5011 words)

 ITworld.com - Bill Joy to leave Sun
Joy, once called the "Edison of the Internet" by Fortune Magazine, is the leading designer of some of Sun's key technologies, including Solaris software, Sparc microprocessors and Java technology.
Joy said in a statement he was proud of his accomplishments and of the strong team Sun has built.
"Bill will continue to be an inspiration to all innovators," said Scott McNealy, co-founder, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sun, in the statement.
www.itworld.com /Tech/4535/030909joy   (511 words)

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