First Computer Bug
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.
740 x 615 pixels – 95,880 bytes
Images On This Page
Back to the First Computer Bug page
The extra text menu links (previously here) are being removed in the site
NOTICE --- SITE CURRENTLY UNDERGOING EXTENSIVE REWRITE -
This particlar page HAS NOT yet been rewritten.
It is part of the site that is in progress".
Click here for more information on the rewrite, including examples of the new database for link lists and the graphic-link-symbols.
Please email me about any errors you detect or questions/suggestions you may have.
This page created before: Wed, 16.Aug.2000
Last updated: 23:47, Wed, 12.Feb.2014