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How have software bugs shaped our history?
2 points by photon_off 2063 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment
It's a simple question.

I did some Googling, but I figured the collective wisdom of Hacker News might have much more fulfilling search results.

The question is too vague. But if I may reinterpret your request as "tell me about some cases where individual software bugs have had significant effects on the world, outside of an isolated computer system", this page is a good place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_software_bugs. I guess it's up to you to decide which of these count as having "shaped our history" in a manner which is meaningful to you. Also, comp.risks is a good source for this kind of stuff.

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