GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out)

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 rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

~ Charles Babbage (1791-12-26 1871-10-18 age:79)