Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 14:29:22 -0500

From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM

Subject: Garbage In, Garbage Out (fwd)

Barry Popik has asked me to forward this message to ADS-L

about the expression "garbage in, garbage out." (This is, in

fact, found in RHHDAS under "GIGO"; we consider the abbreviation,

but not the proverbial expression, to be slang, but our

earliest is the 1964 cite from Oxford.)

Jesse Sheidlower


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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs has 1964. It's not in RHHDAS.

I found it (with an illustration) on page 28, Aerospace Accident and

Maintenance Review, May 1961.


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