The computer has bugs in it

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Syzygys, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

    I just read this and found so interesting that I decided to share. Referring to computer problems as bugs came from Grace Hopper when:

    "From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it."

    On the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from the Harvard Mark I experimental computer at Harvard in August 1945, as quoted in Time (16 April 1984)

    Although it isn't clear it was a software or a hardware problem, I guess the moth indicates a hardware one, still pretty funny...

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