Manularity



/man”yoo-la”ri-tee/ (“manual” + “granularity”) A notional measure of the manual labor required for some task, particularly one of the sort that automation is supposed to eliminate. “Composing English on paper has much higher manularity than using a text editor, especially in the revising stage.” Hackers tend to consider manularity a symptom of primitive methods; in fact, a true hacker confronted with an apparent requirement to do a computing task by hand will inevitably seize the opportunity to build another tool (see toolsmith).
[Jargon File]
(1994-10-26)

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