Tuesday 1 October 2013

Hello World, A Presidential Musing by Dawn

I had the Partridge Family theme song playing in my head frequently in the 70's after one of the kids I babysat said I looked like Laurie Partridge. Don't look too hard. It was my hair.
Hello world, here's a song that we're singin'
Come on, get happy
Software development professionals use this "Hello World" phrase when getting a new toolset to do something. There is a celebration, sometimes small and silent, when the computer says "Hello World" back to you using the new tools.

Most people demand more of their tools, with a focus on real content, go figure. Some of you might want to take a sneak peek at our Institutional Repository (IR) (at ir.icscanada.edu), officially launching this month, with more content to be added over time. You can see there is a bit more than a simple "Hello World" already out here.

We are delighted to see the IR coming to fruition. I don't want to preempt the real announcements any more than this, but many people have been part of this adventure, and we are happy to have our Channel 229 readers as fellow travelers.
Travelin' along, there's a song that we're singin'
Come on, get happy
A whole lotta lovin' is what we'll be bringin'
We'll make you happy