Exposing the myth behind the first bug reveals a few tales. Shapiro, F. R. BYTE, April, 1994. Commentary/The First Bug
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@article{Shapiro1994,
  journal={BYTE},
  month ={April},
  year=1994,
  note={Commentary/The First Bug},
  title={{Exposing the myth behind the first bug reveals a few tales}},
  author={Fred R. Shapiro},
  url={http://www.k12tlc.net/content/pages/byte0909.htm},
  urldate={2015-02-14},
  annote={On November 18, 1878, Edison wrote to Theodore Puskas,
      "It has been just so in all my inventions. The first step is an
       intuition---and comes with a burst, then difficulties arise.
       This thing gives out and then that---\enquote{Bugs}---as such little
       faults and difficulties are called---show themselves and mo nths of
       anxious watching, study and labor are requisite before commercial
       success--or failure--is certainly reached"
       (Matthew Josephson, Edison: A Biography, John Wiley & Sons, 1992,
       page 198).

       It is plain from citations in the OED, the Dictionary of Americanisms,
       and the 1878 Edison quotation that, moth notwithstanding, the computer
       term bug was merely a specialized application of a general engineering
       term dating from the 1800s. This meaning was common enough by 1934 to
       be recognized in Webster's New International Dictionary:
       "bug, n...3. A defect in apparatus or its operation...Slang, U.S."},
}
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