Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
A naysayer; wimp: being a wet noodle about the concert
/wet'weir/ (Probably from the novels of Rudy Rucker, or maybe Stanislav Lem) The human nervous system, as opposed to electronic computer hardware or software. "Wetware has 7 plus or minus 2 temporary registers." Also, human beings (programmers, operators, administrators) attached to a computer system, as opposed to the system's hardware or software.
See liveware, meatware.
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