Chapter 1. Introduction to the Games of Nature

“ To me art is a desire to communicate.”

—Endre Szasz

Computer virus research is a fascinating subject to many who are interested in nature, biology, or mathematics. Everyone who uses a computer will likely encounter some form of the increasingly common problem of computer viruses. In fact, some well-known computer virus researchers became interested in the field when, decades ago, their own systems were infected.

The title of Donald Knuth's book series1, The Art of Computer Programming, suggests that anything we can explain to a computer is science, but that which we cannot currently explain to a computer is an art. Computer virus research is a rich, complex, multifaceted subject. It is about ...

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