The very first computer bug is 70 years old

American engineers have been calling small flaws in machines “bugs”
for over a century. Thomas Edison talked about bugs in electrical
circuits in the 1870s. When the first computers were built during the
early 1940s, people working on them found bugs in both the hardware of
the machines and in the programs that ran them.

In 1947, engineers working on the Mark II computer at
Harvard University found a moth stuck in one of the components. They
taped the insect in their logbook and labeled it “first actual case of
bug being found.” The words “bug” and “debug” soon became a standard
part of the language of computer programmers.


Totally not my usual type of reblog but I am a software developer and this was fun to read 😉