Most people would think no more than this, and miss the subtle and constraining undertones of the phrase "Hello World". At first glance this would appear to be nothing more than a cheery welcome to the world at large, an affirmation that the programmer is open and friendly.
However as people who have spent any time around programmers know, this is the furthest possible conclusion from the truth. Also whilst the words say "World", the program is really only speaking to the singular programmer, a lonely figure reaching out to the organic world but only managing his inanimate computer. And so he anthropomorphises it attempting to invest the computer with humanity and cheer, however it remains a cold lump of plastic and silicon.
In short HW is a solid example of the dichotomy between an insular recluse and his social yearning, which highlights the inherent tragic nature of the relationship between man and programming.
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