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MEGO: /me´goh/, /mee´goh/

[“My Eyes Glaze Over”, often “Mine Eyes Glazeth (sic) Over”, attributed to the futurologist Herman Kahn] Also MEGO factor.

1. n. A handwave intended to confuse the listener and hopefully induce agreement because the listener does not want to admit to not understanding what is going on. MEGO is usually directed at senior management by engineers and contains a high proportion of TLAs.

2. excl. An appropriate response to MEGO tactics.

3. Among non-hackers, often refers not to behavior that causes the eyes to glaze, but to the eye-glazing reaction itself, which may be triggered by the mere threat of excessive technical detail as effectively as by an actual excess of it.

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