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futzing (or futzing around)

Contributor(s): kala and Farooq Zama

Futzing or "futzing around" is unstructured, playful, often experimental interaction between a human being and a computer, product, or any technology, sometimes but not always with a productive purpose in mind. Futzing can be pure play, learning by trying, or an attempt to achieve breakthrough insights.

Futzing may also be an amateur attempt to fix something that is not quite broken yet. A reader defines it as "the last thing you do with something just before it stops working anymore."

This was last updated in March 2011

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