first bug was a myth

From: John Higginbotham <>
Date: Wed Feb 11 08:45:51 1998

At 09:35 AM 2/11/98 -0500, you wrote:

>Yes, indeed the term "bug" is older than th earliest electrical computer.
>As eveidence, one could check out some of the 1930s issues of QST (a
>hamradio magazine), and the term shows up. If I could dig them out, I
>could give you exact dates.

I seem to remember a certain species of cockroach that was quite fond of
wire insulation...

- John Higginbotham
Received on Wed Feb 11 1998 - 08:45:51 GMT

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