Horse’s Mouth

September 11th, 2003  |  Published in Uncategorized

On the event of Bill Joy’s departure from Sun, the Register has a brief appreciation of vi, including this comment from Mr. Joy:

“People don’t know that vi was written for a world that doesn’t exist anymore . . .”

Or as another person put it, it was written for “masochists on some sort of bizarre kick that causes second-year

college students to run away to monastic cults until they get tired of

eating porridge and sweeping the floor with rush brooms that are too


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