My first published criticism of the computer industry

Greg Bryant

In 1978, after a summer in Europe conversing endlessly with countless computer folks, and many others,
I spent some time in Manhattan, and briefly interned at the psychology magazine 'Behavioral Medicine',
engaged mostly in literature summaries, proofreading, and layout.

I was influenced by Joseph Weizenbaum's 1976 book 'Computer Power and Human Reason', and so I wrote a news
item to bring attention to his primary point: automated psychiatry is deceptive, as is any application where a
computer pretends to understand you.