= G =
Random binary data rendered as unreadable
text. Noise characters in a data stream are displayed as
gribble. Modems with mismatched bitrates usually generate gribble
(more specifically, baud barf). Dumping a binary file to the
screen is an excellent source of gribble, and (if the bell/speaker
is active) headaches.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.