Bill Joy (1955-)
Electric engineer and computer scientist who loves the solitude and skiing near his home in Aspen, Colorado. Bill Joy graduated from University of Michigan in 1975, after which he attended U.C. Berkeley, where he was the principal designer of Berkeley UNIX, also known as BSD. Joy helped found Sun Microsystems in 1982, where after helping it become a multi-billion-dollar company he developed the Web-focused programming language, Java, and has continued work on networked, open code. He has become seriously alarmed about the prospects of future technology as envisioned by people such as K. Eric Drexler.
- Why the Future Doesn't Need Us (2000)