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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  GIGO  /gi:'goh/  [acronym]  1.  `Garbage  In  Garbage  Out'  -- 
  usually  said  in  response  to  {luser}s  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. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  GIGO 
 
  /gi:'goh/  1.  Garbage  In  Garbage  Out  A  reference  to  the  fact 
  that  computers,  unlike  humans,  will  unquestioningly  process 
  the  most  nonsensical  of  input  data  and  produce  nonsensical 
  output.  Of  course  a  properly  written  program  will  reject 
  input  data  that  is  obviously  erroneous  but  such  checking  is 
  not  always  easy  to  specify  and  is  tedious  to  write. 
 
  GIGO  is  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  computerised"  data. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  GIGO 
  Garbage  In  Garbage  Out 
 
 




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