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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. 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 behaviour 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.
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Apart from pleading ignorance, it's the MEGO factor that Koppel has cited to explain his allergy to economics: My Eyes Glaze Oven Certainly most economists don't allay Koppel's fears.
I am not a website architect, so MEGO (my eyes glaze over), but the basic point here is that the use of certain standard elements facilitates usability regardless of the browser or device someone uses to access your site.
He named it the MEGO (My Eyes Glazed Over) award and took the time to tack the offending clips to a bureau corkboard.
Some of it is so jargon-filled that MEGO (My Eyes Glaze Over).
The Megos purchased the property for $148,000 in November 1997 from Rick Ferguson Inc.