Emailed the writer, James Warner, and he said he's "completely unfamiliar with Beagles Bros."
I remember this quote too, but not the source. Perhaps it's just zeitgeist. The only time I might have used an Apple ][ was in 1989 on a preschool tour.
Jamis Buck has some interesting slides on Maze generating algorithms.http://www.jamisbuck.org/presentations/rubyconf2011/
Another cool example in the realm of game graphics:
And another about procedural dungeon generation
http://visualgo.net/ is another place to experiment and visualize a good number of Data Structure (Equivalent of what they teach at my university).
When I did my original search I covered every possible permutation, abbreviation, pluralization and then eventually synonyms I could think of. Each keyword on its own, manually checking all results. It was a fun challenge... but how about one that is beatable? (I still have this massive collection of .dsk files ready for an easy search if there are any new revelations, though I can't imagine I missed it.)
Another great example, for Markov chains
Did you take a look at the klipse plugin that brings "code & see" environment to any html page?
The world's first linear algebra book with fully interactive figures.