wetware

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wetware (ˈwɛtˌwɛə)
 
n
1.  computing the nervous system of the brain, as opposed to computer hardware or software
2.  computing the programmers, operators, and administrators who operate a computer system, as opposed to the system's hardware or software

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wetware definition

[ˈwɛtwɛr]
  1. n.
    the human brain. (Compared to computer hardware and software.) : This isn't a hardware problem; it's a wetware problem.
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wetware definition

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/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.
[True origin? Dates?]
[Jargon File]
(1996-08-19)

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