[TUHS] Grace Hopper
dave at horsfall.org
Sun Dec 10 09:17:54 AEST 2017
On Sat, 9 Dec 2017, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
>> She coined the term "debugging" when she extracted a moth from a set of
>> relay contacts from a computer (the Harvard Mk I) and wrote "computer
>> debugged" in the log, taping the deceased Lepidoptera in there as well.
> See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debugging#Origin_of_the_term which
> indicates that "bug" and "debugging" had been around as technical terms
> long before that incident.
I need to investigate that further (I'd hate to spread misinformation,
which is why I enjoy being corrected, esp. in public).
(Pause for a message from the sponsor)
Ah yes, the quote is "First actual case of bug being found" (and it was a
Mk II, not a Mk I); thanks!
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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