- Dec 30, 2017
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- SF Bay Area
It’s as old as computers themselvesMeh. Your feed is kind of a reflection of you. It is what you make it. Don't follow crap & you won't have to read crap.
The old saying still rings true
Garbage in garbage out was popular in the early days of computing, but applies even more today, when powerful computers can produce large amounts of erroneous data or information in a short time.
The first use of the phrase has been dated to a November 10, 1957, syndicated newspaper article about US Army mathematicians and their work with early computers, in which an Army Specialist named William D. Mellin explained that computers cannot think for themselves, and that "sloppily programmed" inputs inevitably lead to incorrect outputs.
The underlying principle was noted by the inventor of the first programmable computing device design.