The phrase was used in a 1958 The New York Times story advocating "atomic energy" for Europe: ". . . Western Europe, with its dense population and its high technology . . . . " Robert Metz used the term in a financial column in 1969: "Arthur H. Collins of Collins Radio] controls a score of high technology patents in variety of fields. " and in a 1971 article used the abbreviated form, "high tech. "