From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.

Grace Hopper
Grace Hopper (1906-1992) American admiral, computer scientist, educator
Speech (1981)

On the removal of a large moth from the Harvard Mark I experimental computer (9 Sep 1947).  There are, however, earlier examples of the term "bug" for mechanical glitches and computer problems.

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