GIGO Almost Caused Plane to Crash part 2
in GIGO Almost Caused Plane to Crash I mentioned how I screwed up a Dun and Bradstreet database by putting two extra digits for the cents in the data sent to them when dollars were expected. However I forgot to mention the reasonableness check. D & B should've totaled up the annual sales on the tape that I sent them. A reasonable number would've been total sales to all the customers of between $10 and $100 million dollars. However $1 billion or more would be unreasonable for a company that is not a household name in Canada at that time. $5 billion would be exceedingly unreasonable as a guesstimate.