“Sam Hall,” Poul Anderson, 1953 — Man against mechanized society. A take on the folk song. Wikipedia: “…[F]eatures a disgruntled bureaucrat who creates fake records about a rebel named Sam Hall (after the song) who fights against the totalitarian government.”
Comments: Read in Science-Fiction Thinking Machines, ed.Geoff Conklin.
Author: Wikipedia: “Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century.”