A master was explaining the nature of the Tao to one of his novices.
“The Tao is embodied in all software—regardless of how insignificant,” said the master.
“Is the Tao in a hand-held calculator?” asked the novice. “It is,” came the reply.
“Is the Tao in a video game?” continued the novice. “It is even in a video game,” said the master.
“And is the Tao in the DOS for a personal computer?”
The master coughed and shifted his position slightly. “That would be in the stack frame Bob, and the lesson is over for today,” he said.
|--Geoffrey James, The Tao of Programming|