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Hello World!

November 18, 2009

As I was about to delete the basic “hello world!” post from wordpress and start a lengthy blog post talking about how I and the geek dude met and so forth, geek dude tells me the significance behind “hello world” – yes the geeky significance behind it. So, I decided to keep hello world as my first post in honor of its importance to computer geeks.

It turns out, hello world! is traditionally the first program that you learn when you start programming. It all started with an example program in a book The C Programming Language. You would learn to program the computer to display the message “hello world!” for every new  programming language you want to try your hands on. It’s like learning to say hello or thank you in every language.  So while I am stuck with my hello with hola, bonjour, prieviet, namaste, ni hao, hallo and konnichiwa, my geek’s done it over and over again in c, c #, javascript, .net, php and god knows what.

Here’s a hello world! humor that I found.  I skipped through most of it and I think I  got what the joke was  –  it made me smile but that was about it. My geek got a kick out of it. He thought the last bit was hilarious. hmm… I am not there yet. maybe you would agree? hint: skim through, read the headers, the first few lines and the last few lines 🙂

2 Comments leave one →
  1. americanepali permalink
    November 23, 2009 9:30 am

    I love it! How long will it take your “geek” to reprogram your blog with a new format so that you don’t use a pre-made theme (like the rest of us bloggers) from wordpress?? — I give it 5 days… 😉

    • marriedtoageek permalink
      November 23, 2009 2:27 pm

      He already has a format he wants me to use. But I argued I wanted to try out wordpress first. I might move to his format at some point. 🙂

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