No, really, it’s Asimov. It was one of the robot stories and was referred to in later robot stories as the reason why the robots went underground.
>>No, really, its Asimov. It was one of the robot stories and was referred to in later robot stories as the reason why the robots went underground.<<
No, really, it was written by Jack Williamson. First published in 1947. I googled it right after I saw your first posting. Try googling it yourself (before correcting others).
“You will be happy, sir,” the mechanical promised him cheerfully. “We have learned how to make all men happy, under the Prime Directive. Our service is perfect, at last. Even Mr. Sledge is very happy now.”
—”With Folded Hands,” by Jack Williamson, 1947
With Folded Hands", Rating: Five Planets. by Jack Williamson. pub. 1947. collected in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. IIA ... http://www.nvcc.edu/home/ataormina/scifi/works/stories/withfolded.htm