This is a part of the text about virtual machines in computers.
What does "an element of original sin" mean here?
Is it referring to the game "original sin" ?
I love virtual machines (VMs) and I have done for a long time. If that makes me “sad” or an “anorak”, so be it. I love them because they are so much fun, as well as being so useful. They have an element of original sin (writing assembly programs and being in control of an entire machine), while still being able to claim that one is being a respectable member of the community (being structured, modular, high-level, object-oriented, and so on).