= M =
manularity /man`yoo-la'ri-tee/ n.
[prob. fr. techspeak
`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
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.