Regan: Gospel of Tux Unearthed
Jul 26, 2006, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
"In the beginning Turing created the Machine.
"And the Machine was crufty and bogacious, existing in theory
only. And von Neumann looked upon the Machine, and saw that it was
crufty. He divided the Machine into two Abstractions, the Data and
the Code, and yet the two were one Architecture. This is a great
Mystery, and the beginning of wisdom.
"And von Neumann spoke unto the Architecture, and blessed it,
saying, 'Go forth and replicate, freely exchanging data and code,
and bring forth all manner of devices unto the earth.' And it was
so, and it was cool. The Architecture prospered and was implemented
in hardware and software. And it brought forth many Systems unto