Not all glitches are unintentional and problematic. Glitch art introduces, on purpose, digital typos that would otherwise be edited out in an image. Kevin Wong/Flickr hide caption toggle caption Kevin Wong/Flickr All Tech Considered What's A 'Glitch,' Anyway? A Brief Linguistic History October 24, 2013 From the moment President Obama warned the public there might be "glitches" with HealthCare.gov, the word has taken the spotlight. So we wondered: Where did this word come from? And how has its latest resurgence in popularity shaped its meaning?