I am fairly certain, that when I pray for counsel, that network of relations I call god – my Patron – consists largely of Odin and Aristotle, with Alexander his superior, pushing him aside as required, and the host of my forefathers in the chorus echoing their approval or dissent. The gods of our software do their work. They live on in us. And through us continue to survive. And it is to them, I and my people, have a debt – and no other. And it is their perpetuation and mine I continue.