Hey geekpowered, thanks for your input!
I took some time to think about the ABSOLUTE simplest program you can write-- even in HTML.
Maybe you didn't know this geekpowered, but, if you write some stuff in an .html file WITHOUT ANY TAGS, you can make a program. Sure, it's only going to display what you typed in the file in black unformatted text with no background. But for some person out there, starting at step 0 is better than starting at step 1, which is, of course, to write with all the HTML tags.
Thanks for taking time to comment. I'm considering updating this, since I'm not totally certain this qualifies as a program.