wetware


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wetware

(ˈwɛtwɛr)
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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But you really don't need much more than a phone, he says, because "the most important piece of hardware is your wetware.
Strauss: We talk about -- and I imagine this might be old news -- the 70-20-10 equation that the cost of computers, of technology, is 70 percent wetware, meaning people; whether it's client decision-making, planning, shopping or talking to vendors, training, support, implementation, 20 percent is hardware and 10 percent software.
Investments in hardware and software are always only as good as your investment in wetware (people).
While the latter framework is couched in terms of knowledge carried in hardware, software, and wetware, the former framework is posed as accumulations of four forms of "capital" or capability.
An LSD-inspired Beatles song was all that parsed in my own `sixties-vintage wetware, until the penny dropped.
Is it a new form of conflict that owes its existence to the burgeoning global information infrastructure, or an old one whose origin lies in the wetware of the human brain but has been given new life by the information age?