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wetware: /wet´weir/, n.

[prob.: from the novels of Rudy Rucker]

1. The human nervous system, as opposed to computer hardware or software. “Wetware has 7 plus or minus 2 temporary registers.

2. 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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