From The Tao of Programming


Ancient likeness of the ninth immortal of computer programming.
He is shown with the traditional lotus (which symbolizes project planning),
crane (assembly code),
jackal (job control language),
and floppy disk
(file management system).

He is suspended between earth and sky,
meditating on the contents of the cosmic Q-Register.
Above him are flitting bats, which represent the distractions of the material world.
Below him, the primordial dragon of chaos
gives birth to the mystery of Tao.

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