[Beowulf] OTS "computation" stories

Gus Correa gus at ldeo.columbia.edu
Mon Aug 11 17:26:03 EDT 2008


Hello Ken and list

The origin of the term "bug" seems to preceded Admiral Grace Hopper
and the moth found on the Mark II relay:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_bug#Etymology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper#Anecdotes
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/freeabs_all.jsp?tp=&arnumber=728224&isnumber=15706

Bugs pester my programs so much that I had to find where they came from.  :)

Gus Correa

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Ken Schuster wrote:

> Aug. 7, 1991: Ladies and Gentlemen, the World Wide Web
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> http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/08/dayintech_0807
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> Where did the term "computer bug" originate?  Now you have the answer (:>)
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> Aug. 7, 1944: Still a Few Bugs in the System
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> http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/08/dayintech_0807
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