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In programming, a bug is unintentional/unwanted behavior of a program or algorithm. The story goes that back when computers were being developed in the 1940’s, computers occupied huge, refrigerated rooms. One day while one of these computers was running, it began to behave sporadically. Perplexed, the engineers began going through all of the hardware to… Continue Reading »

Occupational FOAF Stories

When the informant worked in a tech support job at the University of Southern California, she heard the two following occupational FOAF stories about ridiculous problems customers had called in to friends of her fellow workers: The most common story the informant heard was that of the worker who complains, “I broke my cup holder,”… Continue Reading »