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She was also the one who coined the phrase "a bug in the system" because while working on the Mark 1, a co-worker discovered a moth within the computer. This "bug" caused one of the circuits to malfunction. Grace took the moth and taped it into her logbook. This page along with her records on the first computer is on display at the U.S. Naval Surface Weapons Center in Dahlgren, Va.
By the way, this machine does not resemble the computers we see today. Instead, it was almost as long as a semi-truck's trailer, 51 feet, 8 feet tall, and 8 feet wide.
|Mark 1 Computer|
Go to google.com to see the Google Doodle honoring Grace Hopper and to pull up lots more information on this amazing woman/sailor.
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