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 . 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: