This was the output of the first program that which I wrote in C. Before that, programs were about mathematical acrobatics.

It didn’t even strike me when I wrote the program. But then when I compiled it and ran it and I saw that ‘Hello, World!’ blinking on the screen I suddenly felt a vast expanse.

Suddenly, I was part of another world. A world out there, where people actually do useful things with computers. A world of learning.

And I’ve been programming ever since. And the first program I write whenever I learn a new language outputs this same line. Just so that I never forget that I’m just another programmer on a journey as so many others all over.