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  • evan@snarc.net
    Sep 1, 2009
      >>> working for Grace Hopper on that project.

      Oy ... Grace Hopper and her stories again ...

      Hopper was a decent computer scientist and had much to do with getting COBOL started. That's it.

      Last year I was at Infoage one day and some visitor INSISTED that Hopper really did "discover" the "first bug".

      What actually happened is that Hopper JOKED about her techs finding a real bug inside a computer, and a bunch of people including media took it seriously. "Bug" was used since Thomas Edison's day.
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