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Re: potato bugs...(ugh)

On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 05:30:12PM +0100, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> As I understand it, program bugs are so called because one of the very
> first computer errors was caused by an insect getting into the circuitry.

Nope, the term predates that incident. It was used commonly at least as
far back as the 19th century, and is possibly much older. (See `dict -d
foldoc bug`

Mike Stone

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