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Hello, World

By Chris Lydgate '90 on February 11, 2011 11:52 AM

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When I was a freshman at Reed, professor Jean Delord [physics 1950-88] taught me some elementary computer programming. I can still remember the thrill of compiling my first snippet of code, which simply printed the immortal words "Hello, World!"

Now, many years later, the same words leap to mind as we introduce Sallyportal, a new blog hosted by Reed magazine.

We envision Sallyportal as a place to discuss news and events of natural interest to Reedies and Reedites (as they were then). Homer, the Doyle Owl, calligraphy, typography, the Beats, the Catalogue of Ships, counterpoint, Thesis Parade, the structure of scientific revolutions, heating tunnels, grout, What To Do With A Liberal Arts Degree and everything in between.

So, welcome! I look forward to the discussion.