Episode 152: G.I.G.O.

gigosqRemember G.I.G.O.? No, that’s Gigli (but, I guess, also G.I.G.O.). G.I.G.O. was a concept used back when we were willing to spend money to tech kids how to program computers, as opposed to just playing with them. It was an acronym meaning Garbage In, Garbage Out. What it said was that if you weren’t careful when writing the code, you had no right to be surprised when your code didn’t work. The computers didn’t make the mistake, the programmers did.

In this week’s Todcast, we discussed how deeply our low expectations for food and our lower expectations for public behavior affect everything. Similarly, we discussed whether and if it was OK to be held hostage by a baby, and, the (de)merits of playing chess as if it were checkers. Basically and without irony we used our free podcast to remind people you get what you pay for. I guess it was a poorly conceived argument.

On the lighter side of things we planned for the weekend and talked (hopefully for the last time, in a while) about Berlin’s big award. It’ not that we feel it’s tedious to think about, but we do know it’s tedious to listen to weekly.

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Tony Russo

Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies, dailies and destination websites including OceanCity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com. Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer (2014) and Delaware Beer (2016). He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn't moved out. Together they keep their dog and cat comfortable.