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Weizenbaum examines computers and society (1985) (mit.edu)
19 points by dedalus 11 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

Weizenbaum's rhetoric is powerful, especially during his takedown of "if I don't do it, someone else will". Although I think his view is from a pretty "high" technological perspective . . . his warnings probably don't apply to those of us who are working on less impactful software/engineering pursuits than the ones he describes.

Also, his argument that computers have been a force for conservatism is new to me. I'm not sure how true that is today.

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