The Art of Computer Virus Research and Defense by Peter Szor
Von Neumann machine - no difference between code + data
- A Universal Machine
- A Universal Constructor
- Information on tape
Instead of writing computer viruses, I strongly recommend playing this harmless and interesting game. In fact, if worms fascinate you, a new version of Corw Wars can be created to link battles in different networks and allow warrior programs to jump from one battle to another to fight new enemies on those machines. Evolving the game to be more networked allows for simulating worm-like warrior programs.
Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines by Merkle + Freitas
- ecophagy - like the ‘grey goo’?
Games with Computer by Antal Csakany + Ferenc Vajda
“Computer Recreation” Scientific American Dewdney