Since discovering the computer training industry in 1972, Bill Hansen has designed, developed, managed, edited, programmed, and/or served as the subject matter expert for over 400 courses. All but a handful have been self-study courses covering IBM software products. He recently donated 36 cases of training materials to the Living Computers: Museum + Lab in Seattle, Washington. The donated materials include all of the output of Hansen Training Systems, Inc. between 1980 and 1994. All output since 1994 consists of web-based courses covering IBM i, which are available through Manta Technologies. Still an acronym junkie, Hansen is trying to decide whether his next course will be on ACS, BRMS, or Db2.
March 11, 2019 Bill Hansen
The world is celebrating some important 50th anniversaries this year. My interests in aerospace and music led me to recall four events from 1969. The most famous event was the first manned moon landing in July, which occurred the same week that I turned 21. Two months before that was the first flight of the Concorde supersonic transport. I mark the beginning of the “summer of love” with the Woodstock concert, and its end with the tragic concert at Altamont Speedway. (Who knew that Hell’s Angels would not make great security guards?)
For me, all of this pales in comparison …Read more