= G =
GIGO /gi:'goh/ [acronym]
1. `Garbage In, Garbage Out' --
usually said in response to lusers who complain that a program
didn't "do the right thing" when given imperfect input or
otherwise mistreated in some way. Also commonly used to describe
failures in human decision making due to faulty, incomplete, or
imprecise data. 2. `Garbage In, Gospel Out': this more recent
expansion is a sardonic comment on the tendency human beings have
to put excessive trust in `computerized' data.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.