Tuesday, September 09, 2003
      ( 6:56 AM ) Matt  

Real bugs

Today was the 58th anneversery of the first real computer bug. That is, Grace Hopper found a moth stuck between the contacts of one of the relays in a computer she was working on. Read more and take a look at the pictures: here, here, and here.

Nile studies spodoptera as part of her research. Spodoptera is a genus of moth that looks a lot like the bug found back in 1945. She's going to give me a dead one so that I can make a reproduction of the legendary page and frame it. :-)

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