Glossary Entry: Glitch

Quick Definition

In computing, "glitch" is generally a synonym for a minor or temporary bug*.

However, "glitch" can refer specifically to software errors caused by conditions outside of the program's code. For example, games on the NES often suffered from graphical errors as a result of dust settling on the system or the game cartridges. Cleaning off the dust (eg, blowing on the cartridge) fixed the problem.

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