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Bill Joy Quotes and Sayings

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I think multiple levels of undo would be wonderful,
too.
- Bill Joy

I started to write a new editor not too long ago and
had it about half done after two days.
- Bill Joy

I had almost rewritten all of the display code for windows,
and that was when I gave up.
- Bill Joy

I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard
to use UNIX because the editor was too complicated.
- Bill Joy

 

The reason I use ed is that I don't want to lose what's on the screen.
- Bill Joy

I think the wonderful thing about vi is that it has
such a good market share because we gave it away.
- Bill Joy

I think one of the interesting things is that vi is
really a mode-based editor.
- Bill Joy

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That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi.
It can't extend its domain.
- Bill Joy

I think the hard thing about all these tools is that
it takes a fair amount of effort to become proficient.
- Bill Joy

I just don't like to lose what's in the window.
- Bill Joy

Well, limbo is not a good place to be.
- Bill Joy

I wish we hadn't used all the keys on the keyboard.
- Bill Joy

Interleaf is based on the formatting process.
- Bill Joy

It is formatted, and I'm tired of using vi.
I get really bored.
- Bill Joy

The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn't
have a mouse and therefore you've got all these commands.
- Bill Joy

But no, I don't generally have trouble with spelling mistakes.
- Bill Joy

Interleaf is very nice.
I expect there to be a lot of competition for programs like that.
- Bill Joy

But with Interleaf I don't even have a spell program.
- Bill Joy

Systems are going to get a lot more sophisticated.
- Bill Joy

Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays.
- Bill Joy

I think the Macintosh proves that everyone can have a bitmapped display.
- Bill Joy

Bitmap display is media compatible with dot matrix or laser printers.
- Bill Joy

I think editors have to come out of a certain kind of community.
- Bill Joy

The point is that you want to have a system that is responsive.
- Bill Joy

I think it killed the performance on a lot of the systems
in the Labs for years because everyone had their own copy of it,
but it wasn't being shared, and so they wasted huge
amounts of memory back when memory was expensive.
- Bill Joy

I remember right after Carter got elected,
I was sitting in my apartment in Albany,
CA, on a Saturday listening to people call Carter and
ask stupid questions while I designed the screen editor.
- Bill Joy

So Chuck and I looked at that and we hacked on em for a while,
and eventually we ripped the stuff out of em and put
some of it into what was then called en,
which was really ed with some em features.
- Bill Joy

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Do not think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love without getting tired.
- Mother Teresa

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

Happiness is when
what you think,
what you say,
and what you do
are in harmony.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Know that life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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