Thursday, September 18, 2008
The most reliable program in the history of computers has to be the "Hello, World!" application. And I think it's reliable because it has been written so many times that it's almost impossible to screw it up.
Would you care to guess how many "Hello, World!" statements have graced computers screens?
I'm guessing millions. I'm also willing to bet my great-great grandchildren will be coding their first "Hello, World!" program in their first programming language classe, which will likely be in daycare at around age 2 or 3.
That reminds, me I should stop heading the ball on corner kicks: it's a bit tender today, after yesterday's game.