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Origin of the word Bug

After correcting LMG I thought I might as well make a post:

Computer Bugs do not date back to Grace Hopper or a physical bug in tech which is a common myth.

Quadruplex Telegraphs in the 1800s decided to use the term bug for unwanted false signals. In order to fix these “bugs”, Thomas Edison invented something called a “Bug Trap”. Which led to a series of trademark disputes well into the 1920s.

And, by this time, “bug” was quickly becoming a common term for any sort of engineering error or anomaly.

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