Bill Joy Quotes.
I just don’t like to lose what’s in the window.
Systems are going to get a lot more sophisticated.
I think the hard thing about all these tools is that it takes a fair amount of effort to become proficient.
The next step after cheap is free, and after free is disposable.
I think editors have to come out of a certain kind of community.
We have to encourage the future we want rather than trying to prevent the future we fear.
You can drive a car by looking in the rear view mirror as long as nothing is ahead of you. Not enough software professionals are engaged in forward thinking.
Most of the bright people don’t work for you – no matter who you are.
I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn’t know it was in System V.
A bomb is blown up only onceвЂ”but one bot can become many, and quickly get out of control.
Interleaf is very nice. I expect there to be a lot of competition for programs like that.
Although humankind inherently “desires to know”, if open access to, and unlimited development of, knowledge henceforth puts us all in clear danger of extinction, then common sense demands that we re-examine our reverence for knowledge.
I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation-states, on to a surprising and terrible empowerment of extreme individuals.
I think one of the interesting things is that vi is really a mode-based editor.
Today scientists, technologists, businessmen, engineers don’t have any personal responsibility for the consequences of their actions.
I think multiple levels of undo would be wonderful, too.
Just about every computer on the market today runs Unix, except the Mac and nobody cares about it.
That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can’t extend its domain.
Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
Take responsibility for the things you build and invent.
I think the wonderful thing about vi is that it has such a good market share because we gave it away.
Given the incredible power of these new technologies, shouldn’t we be asking how we can best coexist with them? And if our own extinction is a likely, or even possible, outcome of our technological development, shouldn’t we proceed with great caution?
Bitmap display is media compatible with dot matrix or laser printers.
The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn’t have a mouse and therefore you’ve got all these commands.
Interleaf is based on the formatting process.