A bug in the computer
February 15, 2003 2:41 PM   Subscribe

A bug in the computer... here's a picture of the first one ever. [via Kevin Lynch via Tantek Çelik]
posted by kirkaracha (6 comments total)
posted by Busithoth at 2:48 PM on February 15, 2003

A nanosecond is the maximum distance electricity can travel through a wire in one-billionth of a second.

Moths may be the least of their problems. *snort*
posted by rizvi at 5:32 PM PST on February 15

posted by eddydamascene at 5:35 PM on February 15, 2003

Great link - thanks for the post!
posted by UKnowForKids at 10:48 PM on February 15, 2003

About the origin of the term: bug.
posted by Manjusri at 11:30 PM on February 15, 2003

Hopper’s rule--

Electricity travels one foot in a nanosecond (a billionth of a second).The speed that electricity can travel limits the speed at which signals can travel in an electric circuit, and therefore limits the possible speed of a computer.

Source: computeruser.com
posted by newlydead at 7:22 AM on February 16, 2003

Great links, thanks.
posted by riffola at 1:45 PM on February 22, 2003

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