When something goes wrong with a computer, why do we call it a "bug"? Sure, bugs can be unpleasant, but so are rashes, all-hands meetings, and overly-scented candles. Popular lore has it that society as we know it settled on "bug" because renowned computer scientist Grace Hopper once found an actual moth in a computer. But while that did happen, the legend behind the term isn't quite right.
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Written by Mae Rice September 7, 2018
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