Issue No.03 - May/June (1972 vol.5)
It is also an area of considerable controversy. To management it represents an overhead in terms of software development and computer execution costs, an overhead whose return is sometimes obscured. To the engineer it represents a change in his way of doing things and, particularly in the synthesis area of wire-routing, has not produced results as good as manual solutions in many cases.
R.L. Russo, "Design Automation", Computer, vol.5, no. 3, pp. 18-20, May/June 1972, doi:10.1109/C-M.1972.216912