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Software Bug

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In the original definition, from 1991, we believed that the original bug was a 2-inch moth in a valve. I now believe that a) it wasn’t 2 inches b) it wasn’t really a software bug.

But debugging was involved and it was a computer bug. The idea of removing bugs from a machine is now attributed to Thomas Edison.

As opposed to the original bug (a 2-inch moth in a valve).
From the original SB.txt


Last updated:

7th January 2020