What's a bug?

…bugs are interesting and important in themselves: they define the boundary between what is understood and what is not. Hence, they show us where our weaknees are, and provide opportunities for us to learn and grow.

Software Development and Reality Construction
Ch 5.1: The Denial of Error, Joseph A Goguen

The rush to fix bugs to recoup customer satisfaction is absolutely necessary when writing for capital. I just worry that without the proper retrospection we won’t actually increase our understanding of the software, and therefore the recidivism rate of error will remain constant; or likely increase in the tail wind of growing complexity and entropy.

Ross Chapman @internetross