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comment Origin of “bug” in reference to software
@Nikko, I would disagree, considering that Ms. Hopper was a very prominent figure in software. She invented COBOL and set a lot of important standards within the military for their software systems. She even has a destroyer named after her. If anything, she introduced the naming of bug/debugging to the larger community.
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comment Origin of “bug” in reference to software
@Hugo, actually, the moth was present in the hardware relay (old day "software"; kind of like a punch card) while they were doing software tests to see if it would pass. The log of which said that it failed because a bug interrupted the process. The simple fact that this is actually documented properly is much better than anything else that's been given as an answer.
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comment Origin of “bug” in reference to software
@Hugo, and yet, you think that Wikipedia is a better source?
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comment Origin of “bug” in reference to software
@Nikko, Agreed, it has everything to do with software, hence why the references to Edison and the war are irrelevant since they're hardware based.
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comment Origin of “bug” in reference to software
@benzado, I didn't ask for the origin of 'bug' in engineering, I asked for it in the software realm. For hardware, it's very understandable why some would call it a bug because it's physical, but trying to understand why we would use it in software today is very different.
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comment Origin of “bug” in reference to software
@Nikko, You mean, the picture of the actual defect card with the taped moth to it that was in a museum is false?
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