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William Joy


William Joy

(Bill Joy) Author of the C shell and vi, he was also one of the people at the University of California at Berkeley responsible for the Berkeley Software Distribution of Unix. He also wrote a book on Unix.

He was a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he is still (1997) Vice-President of Research. Among his many projects for Sun have been helping to design the Network File System and the SPARC architechture.


See also dinosaur.

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Once the family decided it would be a good thing for David to go live with Joy, William was the one who sent him off with a book of inspirational stories and messages.