DR. MICHELLE WEIL and DR. LARRY ROSEN

AN HISTORICAL VIEW

"These Southern California consultants, speakers and researchers are the experts on the human side of technology. They created the field ... they are the field."

-- NBC News

1982 - 1984

  • Initial research documenting the existence and quantifying the extent of computerphobia.
  • Byte Back Technology Consultation Services formed by Drs. Weil and Rosen, later to become Byte Back, LLC

1985-1988

  • $250,000 three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) program to develop and test a national model Computerphobia Reduction Program.
  • National research presentations.
 

1988 - 1990

  • Groundbreaking research on the etiology of computerphobia.
  • Publications in major psychology journals.
  • National and international presentations.
 

1991 - 1995

  • Major study of level of technophobia among public school teachers.
  • Numerous studies of adult, teenager and child reactions to technology.
  • Continued publications in major psychology and computer journals.
  • Continued national and international presentations.
 

1996

to

present

  • National Spokesperson for MCI on "Overcoming Cyberphobia" to aid business people in understanding and overcoming their discomfort with technology.
  • National Spokesperson for MCI One on "Rx for the Techno-Phobic" on the public's hesitancy and resistance to communication technologies.
  • MCI sponsored videoconferencing with politicians, educators and sales force to decrease technological resistance.
  • Continued professional publications.
  • Articles in national newspapers and magazines.
  • Establishment of Human-Ware, LLC to offer additional focus on today's business and human resource needs.

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