Friday, March 12, 2004

From the logs of the original computer geeks, the actual description of the first computer bug. So, that's where the terms “bug” and “debug” come from.

Moth found trapped between points at Relay # 70, Panel F, of the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator while it was being tested at Harvard University, 9 September 1945. The operators affixed the moth to the computer log, with the entry: "First actual case of bug being found". They put out the word that they had "debugged" the machine, thus introducing the term "debugging a computer program".

In 1988, the log, with the moth still taped by the entry, was in the Naval Surface Warfare Center Computer Museum at Dahlgren, Virginia.

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Friday, March 12, 2004 6:13:01 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Monday, August 08, 2005 12:06:49 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
your an idiot hahahahahaha im the best hahahahaha
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 7:16:31 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
hi can you send me a artical on the first computer plez thank you

william hall
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