Saturday, July 14, 2012


My staff is undergoing training nowadays, and I said to them, "Garbage in, Garbage out!" 

They were all so surprised and looked at me with wonder.

Actually,  I just really wanted them to act like ideal students writing down their notes and understanding what their trainors have to say. I keep on reminding them not to rely on their memory! With so many things taught, one is bound to forget them.

Most of all, validate the mentors' lessons with additional readings to make sure that they get all these procedures and volume of knowledge right.

Strictly speaking, GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT means this in Wikipedia:
Garbage in, garbage out (abbreviated to GIGO, possibly intended to parallel the phrase first-in, first-out) is a phrase in the field of computer science or information and communication technology. It is used primarily to call attention to the fact that computers will unquestioningly process the most nonsensical of input data ("garbage in") and produce nonsensical output ("garbage out"). 

It is also commonly used to describe failures in human decision-making due to faulty, incomplete, or imprecise data.
Therefore, when they are writing their notes and they jot down the wrong things, then, they will remember the wrong things!

Well, LEARNING is a continuous process and we have to continue to yearn for it, search for it, imbibe it and strive to improve!

There is always something NEW to learn if you wish to  do so!!!

1 comment:

  1. Where is my "garbage"? Don't throw away my "Garbage"!