Bill Joy
#1876 Overall Influence

Bill Joy

American computer scientist


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From Wikipedia

William Nelson Joy is an American computer engineer and venture capitalist. He co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 along with Scott McNealy, Vinod Khosla, and Andy Bechtolsheim, and served as CTO at the company until 2003. He played an integral role in the early development of BSD UNIX while being a graduate student at Berkeley, and he is the original author of the vi text editor. He also wrote the 2000 essay Why The Future Doesn't Need Us, in which he expressed deep concerns over the development of modern technologies.

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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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University of Michigan
University of Michigan

Public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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#64 World Rank #40 USA Rank
Computer Science
#170 World Rank #60 USA Rank
#587 World Rank #355 USA Rank