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'd been effected 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.