|Harvard Mark II Computer Bug|
With a small twist of historical events, the jargon today could be computer beast, creature, reptile or animal instead of computer bug!!!
In the 1970s and 1980s, many electro mechanical computers were still in operation across the America and being phased out. Such was the case with the Olivetti A4 and A5 computing machines and the Olivetti P602 Computers. It was not uncommon for a reptile, bug or animal to crawl into the machine and cause operational failure.
|Dead rat inside computer|
It was nice they affixed the moth to the computer report. I had no intention of affixing a dead filthy rat or poisonous deadly fanged rattle snake to my computer report!
Well, if there was an animal called the "paper clip" it would be the most common cause of machine failure at that time and there was no problem attaching one of these "beasts" to the computer report...
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