In a thoroughly computerized society, a man who attempts a computerized crime is made to suffer a very fitting punishment.
Well, Gilbert’s Mikado might like this story but I don’t see why I should. There is a sadistic tinge to the philosophy of punishment underlying it of which I disapprove, and it exists mostly as a showcase for the novel punishment and not as anything else. Neither the background society nor the characters in it are particularly novel or interesting—only the punishment itself is (the protagonist cannot use any kind of computer in any fashion). Minor Asimov indeed.