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Published: May 16 2013 / 05:09

1801 - Joseph Marie Jacquard uses punch cards to instruct a loom to weave "hello, world" into a tapestry. Redditers of the time are not impressed due to the lack of tail call recursion, concurrency, or proper capitalization.
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yakkoh replied ago:

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Funny -- my favorite: 1996 - James Gosling invents Java vs. 2001 - Anders Hejlsberg invents C#.

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