Wednesday, March 23, 2005

USNews.com: Bill Joy: Rejoicing again (3/28/05)

USNews.com: Bill Joy: Rejoicing again (3/28/05): "During his interregnum, Joy invested through a Silicon Valley firm called Highbar Ventures with another Sun cofounder, Andy Bechtolsheim. But Joy also spent some time at the Rocky Mountain Institute in Snowmass, Colo., an energy-policy think tank. There he was able to explore his interest in using breakthrough technologies to promote the more efficient use of natural resources. 'We can build much stronger and lighter and ecologically friendly materials, for instance, using biomimetics, which looks at nature to find solutions already engineered through natural selection and evolution,' he says. An example: sails that capture moisture from the air the way the wings of Namibian desert beetles do."
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