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Is 'debugger' a British term?

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  • The term came about because a bug was stuck in one of the early computers and someone had to 'debug' the computer to get it to work. I believe it was a British woman who coined the term. I dont remember her name right now, but she was a pioneer of computer engineering if I recall correctly.

[A computer is] like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. -- Joseph Campbell

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