TIL the term “debugging” comes from an incident that occurred while Grace Hopper was working on the relay contacts of the Harvard Mark II. A moth flew into the computer and was electrocuted to death. Hopper literally had to “debug” the computer which is where the term came from.

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  1. You’re wrong. In fact, if you read the diary entry, it says “First actual case of a bug being found.” That there is clear to anyone with a modicum of intelligence that the term existed before she mentioned it in her diary. There are also earlier sources than her mentioning bugs in a system.

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