= M =
MEGO /me'goh/ or /mee'goh/
[`My Eyes Glaze Over', often
`Mine Eyes Glazeth (sic) Over', attributed to the futurologist
Herman Kahn] Also `MEGO factor'. 1. n. A handwave intended
to confuse the listener and hopefully induce agreement because the
listener does not want to admit to not understanding what is going
on. MEGO is usually directed at senior management by engineers and
contains a high proportion of TLAs. 2. excl. An appropriate
response to MEGO tactics. 3. Among non-hackers, often refers not
to behavior that causes the eyes to glaze, but to the eye-glazing
reaction itself, which may be triggered by the mere threat of
technical detail as effectively as by an actual excess of it.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.