Bill Joy

IRL Name: 
Bill Joy

Co-founder of Sun Microsystems and served as the Chief Scientist until 2003. Many people also claim that he was largely responsible for managing the authorship of Berkeley UNIX (BSD). He also created the VI editor, the C shell (csh), and the Network File System protocol.


Had a bar-room discussion with Ray Kurzweil about nanotechnology.

Was one of the primary figures in the development of the SPARC architecture that has been used


Former Novell CEO Eric Schmidt would state in the PBS documentary Nerds 2.0.1. that he re-wrote the BSD Kernel in a weekend.