Holy shit, these are the first sentences of Architect or Bee?:
There is still a widespread belief that automation, computerization and the use of robotic devices will free human beings from soul destroying, routine, backbreaking tasks and leave them free to engage in more creative work. It is further suggested that this is automatically going to lead to a shorter working week, longer
holidays and more leisure time--that in an all round way it is going to result in an "improvement in the quality of life.'." It is usually added, as a sort of occupational bonus, that the masses of data we will have available to us from computers will make our decisions so much more creative, scientific and logical, and that as a result we will have a more rational form of society.
I want to question some of these assumptions and attempt to show that we are beginning to repeat in the field of intellectual work most of the mistakes already made in the field of skilled manual work at an earlier historical stage when it was subjected to the use of high capital equipment.
The book was published in 1982.