Question: Reported by Harvard engineers in 1947, what was the first “computer bug”?

The Quiz: Reported by Harvard engineers in 1947, what was the first “computer bug”?

A real moth
Radiation sickness from computers
Wiring malfunction
A software crash

The term “bug” came from a real moth found in the Mark II computer at Harvard. The team reported an issue when their electronics seemed to keep getting interrupted. After taking some components apart, they found a real moth, and the computer “bug” was born. Today, of course, this term is used as a way to describe glitches or malfunctions.

The correct answer to this quiz is A real moth.

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