One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express the idea that in computing and other spheres, incorrect or poor quality input will always produce faulty output.
- ‘Those computers, like all computers, operate by a basic rule: garbage in, garbage out.’
- ‘A more compelling reason, however, is that software can't eliminate the problem of garbage in, garbage out.’
- ‘First, the project suffered from GIGO: garbage in, garbage out.’
- ‘Like most things in life, the rule is GIGO: garbage in, garbage out.’
- ‘It's like they say about computers: garbage in, garbage out.’
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