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The reason we call a software glitch a ‘bug’

If you have ever used electronics, you have inevitably run into some issue or bug. Now, using this word in this context, you are clearly not talking about an actual insect. So how did the word bug become synonymous with a computer or software glitch? It turns out this nomenclature goes back longer than you may think.

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