computer +‎ -itis


computeritis ‎(uncountable)

  1. (informal, humorous) Any ailment relating to or caused by computers, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
  2. (informal, humorous) The mistaken belief that computers are the answer to every problem.
    • 1966, Management Services (volume 3, page 43)
      The sheer volume of detail involved in keypunching and verifying or batch totaling comes as a shock to executives infected with "computeritis" who see only the impressive, instantaneous response at the airline ticket counter.
    • 1981, Betty Friedan, The Second Stage (page 263)
      [] waiting impatiently for eager Joe Beaver to take his year's paternity leave to counteract that rigid, number-bound computeritis he got along with his MBA.
    • 2004, J. L. Berggren, Jonathan M. Borwein, Peter Borwein, Pi: A Source Book (page 408)
      The existence of such problems [that cannot be solved by computations alone] ought to furnish at least a partial antidote to the disease of computeritis, which seems so rampant today.