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bug
Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 

An error or defect in software or hardware that causes a program to malfunction. Often a bug is caused by conflicts in software when applications try to run in tandem. According to folklore, the first computer bug was an actual bug. Discovered in 1945 at Harvard, a moth trapped between two electrical relays of the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator caused the whole machine to shut down.

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BugNet is an online resource for PC bugs, glitches, incompatibilities and fixes. Users can read and search bug/fix lists, alerts and reports, join discussion groups, submit a bug or see sample articles from the BugNet Online newsletter.

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