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The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

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.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

wetware /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)