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First Computer Bug


First computer bug - - - Photo of the first recorded computer bug - - - picture obtained from www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h96000/h96566k.jpg with documentation from documentation on www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers-us/uspers-h/g-hoppr.htm
The First Computer Bug
Moth found trapped between points at Relay # 70, Panel F, of the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator while it was being tested at Harvard University, 9 September 1947. The operators affixed the moth to the computer log, with the entry: "First actual case of bug being found". They put out the word that they had "debugged" the machine, thus introducing the term "debugging a computer program".

In 1988, the log, with the moth still taped by the entry, was in the Naval Surface Warfare Center Computer Museum at Dahlgren, Virginia.
Courtesy of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA., 1988.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Photo #: NH 96566-KN (Color)


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The first recorded computer bug (picture obtained from www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/h96000/h96566k.jpg)


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