Gordon R. Dickson's humorous short story about computer-aided red tape, "Computers Don't Argue," (Analog, 1965) was reprinted in a 1977 Creative Computing anthology. A member of Dave Farber's IP mailing list mentioned the story, after hearing about the case of a couple who were falsely arrested on child porn charges as a result of an IP address typo. Link
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.