cyberphobia

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cyber- +‎ -phobia

Noun[edit]

cyberphobia (uncountable)

  1. Fear of computers and technology.
    • 1982 Oct 3, Bruce E. Bergen, Increasing Proudctivity and Comfort, in New York Times, pAS26
      Overcoming cyberphobia is not easy, but any effort to automate professionals must address their resistance and concerns or be doomed to failure.
    • 1983 June 12, Bruce Nussbaum, “‘Reskilling’ Workers”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      In the march to the future, these ex-assembly line laborers are being joined by white-collar workers suffering from cyberphobia (fear of computers), a growing number of functionally illiterate high school graduates and a new flood of illegal and poorly educated immigrants from Latin America.
    • 1991, T. B. Barrier, Assessing the Role of Cyberphobia, in Managing Information Technology in a Global Society, p169
      Past studies have been performed to investigate the phenomena[sic] of cyberphobia, to measure cyberphobia, and to examine the demographic and psychological variables related to cyberphobia []
    • 2001, Donald Hugh Parkerson & Jo Ann Parkerson, Transitions in American Education, page 213:
      Moreover most young people who have grown up with computers find this cyberphobia difficult to understand.

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