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Garbage in garbage out

Found this nice quotation in “Governance of IT: An executive guide to ISO / IEC 38500” by A. L. Holt:

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On two occasions I have been ¬†asked [by members of Parliament], Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’ I am not able to comprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

\n(Babbage 1864)

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