Bill Joy’s Law: 2^(Year-1984) Million Instructions per Second

The peak computer speed doubles each year and thus is given by a simple function of time. Specifically, S = 2^(Year-1984), in which S is the peak computer speed attained during each year, expressed in MIPS. -Wikipedia, Joy’s law (computing)

Andreas Bechtolsheim , Bill Joy, Scott McNealy and Vinod Khosla of Sun Microsystems

Introduction

“It’s vintage wnj. When assessing wnj-speak, remember Eric Schmidt’s comment that Bill is almost always qualitatively right, but the time scale is sometimes wrong.”
-David Hough

C++++-=

“C++++-= is the new language that is a little more than C++ and a lot less.”
-Bill Joy

Oak

“Java is C++ without the guns, knives, and clubs.”
-James Gosling

Java

So why did they decide to call it Java? The choice of this trademark is legendary, but how and why Sun eventually “went for coffee” is something of a lingering mystery — even to those involved.

Highlights of Bill Joy talk, re-broadcast

User interface flower child. Pie menus, PizzaTool, SimCity, The Sims, Visual Programming, VR, AR, Unity3D / JavaScript bridge.