Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry


One subject that has been a topic of much recent publicity and concern has been that of computer misuse. Teenage computer programmers gaining entry into the systems of universities, hospitals and businesses have caused the most concern . The duplication of copyrighted programs and information has also been reported to cause loss of considerable money. There seems to be a subpopulation of people who spend considerable time working with computers. These individuals may do so to the exclusion of other aspects of life such as human interaction . This paper will present both my observations of this behavior and my speculations about the motivations behind this behavior.

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