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GIGO

[′gī‚gō]
(computer science)

GIGO

GIGO

(Garbage In Garbage Out) "Bad input produces bad output." Data entry is critical. All possible tests should be made on data entered into a computer.

"Garbage In, Gospel Out"


An alternate meaning. Many people have complete faith in computer output!

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To zero in on process-related GIGO pitfalls, we began by assuming that all materials, as initially received, are in acceptable, in-spec condition.
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GIGO basically reveals the flaw in the original argument by establishing the dependency between processing and data.
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Otherwise, the result is the old technological nightmare, GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out).
The suddenly pervasive personal computer has familiarized many people with the fundamental law of computing: Garbage In, Garbage Out, or GIGO.
Analysts of all stripes stress the GIGO concept--Garbage In, Garbage Out.