My first published criticism of the computer industry

Greg Bryant

In 1978, after four years of programming projects and computer science classes, and a year writing DeBug
for the University of Oregon Computing Center, I spent a summer in Europe conversing excitedly with computer
folk in many countries. On the way back, I spent some time in Manhattan, and briefly interned at the psychology
magazine 'Behavioral Medicine'. I was mostly engaged in reviewing literature, proofreading, and layout.

I was impressed by Joseph Weizenbaum's 1976 book 'Computer Power and Human Reason', and I wrote a news
item to bring attention to his primary point: 'automated psychiatry' is deceptive.