Work compression is a term commonly associated with corp play that refers to the use of the corporation's clicks as an investment to later tax the runner's clicks.

Some notable examples include:

  • Corp spends clicks to create large server and get money; runner must then spend clicks to get through server.
  • Corp spends clicks to install, advance, advance a Project Junebug. Runner runs the Junebug and must now click 4 times to draw back to hand size.

The term was first coined by Geoff Hollis in his article My secret love affair with Jinteki:

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