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Interesting fact of the day: The term "patching" software originates from the fact that you would literally patch holes in early hole punch input in order to fix an issue. Attached is a picture with such patches on it from the Harvard Mark I computer.

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@freemo

Thank you. I didn't know that. I also didn't know that they used piano-player type punched input. I only remember punched cards.

I heard that the term "bug" comes from when a moth flew into an old IBM computer and got stuck in between the contacts of one of the hundreds of relays in the machine.

@Pat
As i recall the moth was stuck in a magnetic real with program instruction on it, not a relay.

@freemo rebooting is the process of removing the moth blocking the program flow. Kicking the machine with the boots. don't know if that is trueπŸ‘’

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