Updated: 03/06/2020 by Computer Hope
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A term first coined by Peter G. Neuman in 1977, peopleware refers to the role people play in technology and the development of hardware or software. It can include various aspects of the process such as human interaction, programming, productivity, teamwork, and project management.


This term may also be referred to as humanware, meatware, or liveware.

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