The author and principle investigator, CHARLES E. HANSEN formally started work on the Technology of Love Project in 1983. In prior years he worked as a systems analyst and economic consultant specializing in economic development and deployment of computerized systems and new technologies for industry and government agencies. While a graduate student at George Washington University, he also worked as a consultant to the University's Program for Policy Studies in Science and Technology studying how major new technologies are developed and deployed under a National Science foundation contract-grant. Later he headed up the Economic and Technology Development Division of International Business Services. He served as a consultant to President Reagan's Grace Commission on Cost Control (Defense). He currently continues research on this project as director of Corsense Institute-and also directs marketing for a tent manufacturing firm in Colorado. The author is a graduate of the University of Colorado where he studied engineering and business; he holds an MBA degree from Wright State University in Ohio. He studied at George Washington University in the doctoral program for Economics from 1971 to 1977. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.
WESLEY L. TENNANT (1920-1991) assisted in the research for this effort from its conception. Mr. Tennant previously worked as a research consultant in the San Francisco and Washington D.C. offices of Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International). In 1972 he joined George Washington University's Program for Policy Studies in Science and Technology where he managed the National Science Foundation's Innovation Information and Analysis Project. From 1976 to 1980 - he worked as a consultant to International Business Services as well as for other firms. Mr. Tennant graduated from Drake University. "Wes", as he was known, served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. His wife, Marcella S. Tennant, lives in San Mateo, CA.