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  • jessicafaith 6:29 am on January 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Will Spiritual Robots Replace Humanity by 2100? 

    A year 2000 Stanford University Cognitive Science Conference, featuring a talk by Bill Joy talking about nanotechnology and gray goo. Audio only.

     
  • jessicafaith 7:00 am on January 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bill Joy: Origins and Work Ethics 

    Bill Joy explains why he was fired from the International House of Pancakes.

     
  • jessicafaith 6:55 am on January 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bill Joy: iPhone and Kindle are Creativity Unleashed 

    Bill Joy in conversation with Brent Schlender, former Writer/Editor/Consultant of FORTUNE Magazine.

    A talk exploring Joy’s notion that the driving force behind innovation in the future will not so much be the search for financial advantages from making digital technology better and faster and cheaper, but instead be a quest for solutions to the dire environmental and energy crises that loom before us.

     
  • jessicafaith 6:50 am on January 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Why the Future Needs Bill Joy 

    A response to Bill Joy’s article “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us”.

    “Bill Joy is worried that robotics, genetic engineering, and nanotechnology will drive us to extinction. But if know ourselves, humbly work hard, dig for truth, and love each other, we might just tame the galaxy and live happily ever after.” — Tihamer Toth-Fejel

     
  • jessicafaith 12:00 am on January 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bill Joy “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us” 

    Wired Magazine article, 8/04, in which Joy outlines his ethical concerns about futurism. Required reading!

     
    • pazzaglini 10:51 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      BillJoy-My Experience Juliet S/Y Just another WordPress.com site Skip to contentHomeAboutBill Joy So Called UNIX Risk Taker a Myth
      Posted on November 3, 2010 by pazzaglini
      My Experience with Bill Joy the Whimp

      Recently I had an experience with legendary BSD developer Bill Joy. I was not impressed at all! Now I understand why SunMicro Systems and UNIX failed as a dominate player in today’s IT world. It all started with a sail boat he owns and docks in New Zealand. He acquired the yacht in the early 90’s and named it Juliet. It was his first real yacht he owned and one that he was going to impress his friends from Microsoft with and show that a UNIX guy could also own a large yacht too. This whole story about who has the largest yacht doesn’t stop, it goes on and on and on. I have owned and chartered some of the largest yachts in the world and believe me it is boring! No one to talk to and the very friends you thought you were going to impress snub you and you never get the satisfaction out of it. So it turns into a so called hobby that you only use to buy something with and never enjoy it. Ok, back to the story about Bill Joy and my unimpressed impression of this so called UNIX Hero.

      I have been in technology since 1977 and have rode the wave the whole way through. I have made a lot of money and spent a lot of money . I am still an entrepreneur at heart and in 2009 I decided to go after a very new niche market in Phase Array Marine Satellite Communications. I had been working on fixed mobile VSAT systems for 5 years supporting Florida and the upper panhandle after Katrina for the Government and am very experienced in satellite communications. I had been researching Phased Array technology for several years and decided that is the next market in mobile VSAT for communications on the move including Maritime. So I launched a new innovative product called ZipPhaser in 2008 and directed it at the cruise ship and super yacht market for high end broadband at sea. We had a booth at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and hired expert captains to get us into the market. In 2010 around July I received an email from the captain on the Sailing Yacht Juliet, his name is Jonathan. He said the owner of the Juliet wants to put the ZipPhaser on the Juliet because it is so innovative. He also said that the owner was a very high technology guy and had to have it. He didn’t mention any names at that point and I had no idea who owned the Juliet. So I sent Jonathan all the information on our system. After our original correspondence I checked to see who owned the Juliet. Guess who? Bill Joy, and he was also in the process of building another yacht larger than the Juliet to obviously keep up with his competitive friends.

      The next step in the sales cycle was interesting to say the least. We went back and forth with captain Jonathan for four months. We had a promotion going on and offered to extend it for Juliet because the promo was going to end in October and they wanted it installed in January. So we did and they were going to get the most competitive price and buy two antennas. The reason they were going to buy two was, you guessed it, Bill Joy. He wanted one antenna on each side of the boom so he would never lose connection when the yacht changed tack. We spent hours working on Bill Joy’s idea of how he wanted it installed on Juliet. We had conference calls between NC and New Zealand with his consultant and everyone in between. Now you have to realize this is a guy who says he got rich on a new operating system called BSD UNIX and took the risk on making it work and took the risk in technology at the early stages of Microsoft with SunMicro Systems.

      After I had spent all this time developing a custom installation on Juliet and pricing it at a cost to get this done. Bill Joy has the nerve to say: “ This is not proven technology and I am going to wait for someone else to try it first”. What a Whimp! He in my dealings with him is the guy who portrays himself to be an innovator. I was also around in those early years of UNIX and I did take the chances on technology and I am still doing it today. Not because of the money, because it is in my blood and that is how I think and am driven by it. I will move this technology to the forefront and it won’t be with people like Bill Joy who in my opinion is really a whimp!

      Paul Pazzaglini
      President
      P&L International, Inc.

      Phone: 704.843.4991

      http://www.pliinc.com

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      Posted on November 3, 2010 by pazzaglini
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  • jessicafaith 7:27 am on January 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Bill Joy – “What I’m Worried About, What I’m Excited About” 

     
    • chrismolla 4:39 am on January 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The rolex ad at the end is kind of interesting: the watch still needs a spring (centuries-old time-keeping technology), the spring provides the energy for the watch movement, and all this ultramodern tech is used to make a better spring so the hands of the watch can move more precisely. All that effort so that the rich can have a fashionable – very expensive – watch that has moving hands, when the most accurate time-keeping device available now is an integral part of every cell-phone! A strange melange of old tech, new tech, and capitalism.

    • pazzaglini 10:52 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      BillJoy-My Experience Juliet S/Y Just another WordPress.com site Skip to contentHomeAboutBill Joy So Called UNIX Risk Taker a Myth
      Posted on November 3, 2010 by pazzaglini
      My Experience with Bill Joy the Whimp

      Recently I had an experience with legendary BSD developer Bill Joy. I was not impressed at all! Now I understand why SunMicro Systems and UNIX failed as a dominate player in today’s IT world. It all started with a sail boat he owns and docks in New Zealand. He acquired the yacht in the early 90’s and named it Juliet. It was his first real yacht he owned and one that he was going to impress his friends from Microsoft with and show that a UNIX guy could also own a large yacht too. This whole story about who has the largest yacht doesn’t stop, it goes on and on and on. I have owned and chartered some of the largest yachts in the world and believe me it is boring! No one to talk to and the very friends you thought you were going to impress snub you and you never get the satisfaction out of it. So it turns into a so called hobby that you only use to buy something with and never enjoy it. Ok, back to the story about Bill Joy and my unimpressed impression of this so called UNIX Hero.

      I have been in technology since 1977 and have rode the wave the whole way through. I have made a lot of money and spent a lot of money . I am still an entrepreneur at heart and in 2009 I decided to go after a very new niche market in Phase Array Marine Satellite Communications. I had been working on fixed mobile VSAT systems for 5 years supporting Florida and the upper panhandle after Katrina for the Government and am very experienced in satellite communications. I had been researching Phased Array technology for several years and decided that is the next market in mobile VSAT for communications on the move including Maritime. So I launched a new innovative product called ZipPhaser in 2008 and directed it at the cruise ship and super yacht market for high end broadband at sea. We had a booth at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and hired expert captains to get us into the market. In 2010 around July I received an email from the captain on the Sailing Yacht Juliet, his name is Jonathan. He said the owner of the Juliet wants to put the ZipPhaser on the Juliet because it is so innovative. He also said that the owner was a very high technology guy and had to have it. He didn’t mention any names at that point and I had no idea who owned the Juliet. So I sent Jonathan all the information on our system. After our original correspondence I checked to see who owned the Juliet. Guess who? Bill Joy, and he was also in the process of building another yacht larger than the Juliet to obviously keep up with his competitive friends.

      The next step in the sales cycle was interesting to say the least. We went back and forth with captain Jonathan for four months. We had a promotion going on and offered to extend it for Juliet because the promo was going to end in October and they wanted it installed in January. So we did and they were going to get the most competitive price and buy two antennas. The reason they were going to buy two was, you guessed it, Bill Joy. He wanted one antenna on each side of the boom so he would never lose connection when the yacht changed tack. We spent hours working on Bill Joy’s idea of how he wanted it installed on Juliet. We had conference calls between NC and New Zealand with his consultant and everyone in between. Now you have to realize this is a guy who says he got rich on a new operating system called BSD UNIX and took the risk on making it work and took the risk in technology at the early stages of Microsoft with SunMicro Systems.

      After I had spent all this time developing a custom installation on Juliet and pricing it at a cost to get this done. Bill Joy has the nerve to say: “ This is not proven technology and I am going to wait for someone else to try it first”. What a Whimp! He in my dealings with him is the guy who portrays himself to be an innovator. I was also around in those early years of UNIX and I did take the chances on technology and I am still doing it today. Not because of the money, because it is in my blood and that is how I think and am driven by it. I will move this technology to the forefront and it won’t be with people like Bill Joy who in my opinion is really a whimp!

      Paul Pazzaglini
      President
      P&L International, Inc.

      Phone: 704.843.4991

      http://www.pliinc.com

      Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged Bill Joy Unix founder BSD Juliet ZipPhaser | Leave a comment | Edit
      Hello world!
      Posted on November 3, 2010 by pazzaglini
      Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

      Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment | Edit Search for:
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      ■Bill Joy So Called UNIX Risk Taker a Myth

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