I'd like to think the writers of TRON: Legacy saw that and chose to lean heavily into the religious symbolism for Kevin Flynn's embrace of CLU as a union-of-opposites-giving-birth-to-the-new-world motif.
Mentions her influence from studying under Donald Knuth, reading Ted Nelson's COMPUTER LIB, meeting with Alan Kay at Xerox Parc, etc.
> Also, our purpose in working with Alan Kay was to lay in real science underneath and humor on top. Steven gradually drew the movie into a more serious tone with quasi religious overtones while the actual science stuff which I spent a lot of time embedding and which I still think would have delightfully resonated with then and today’s tech audience, was pretty much completely omitted.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.