Computerworld: Ken Gagne http://www.computerworld.com/ en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 GMT 2014-07-29T08:56:00Z en_US (c) Copyright 2014 Computerworld, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Review: Halt and Catch Fire adds sizzle to PC history http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249609/Review_em_Halt_and_Catch_Fire_em_adds_sizzle_to_PC_history?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne AMC's new TV series harks back to the early days of PCs -- but drama, not desktops, takes center stage. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:30:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249609/Review_em_Halt_and_Catch_Fire_em_adds_sizzle_to_PC_history?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2014-07-11T10:30:00Z Best Places spotlight: AMC Theatres attracts IT pros with cutting-edge tech http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248897/Best_Places_spotlight_AMC_Theatres_attracts_IT_pros_with_cutting_edge_tech?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Ample opportunities to learn keep techies engaged at the No. 51 large organization on <i>Computerworld</i>'s 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248897/Best_Places_spotlight_AMC_Theatres_attracts_IT_pros_with_cutting_edge_tech?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2014-06-23T10:00:00Z Best Places spotlight: Career development is a strong suit at Caesars Entertainment http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248896/Best_Places_spotlight_Career_development_is_a_strong_suit_at_Caesars_Entertainment?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Managers at the No. 11 Large organization on our 2014 Best Places to Work in IT list go the extra mile to help workers succeed. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248896/Best_Places_spotlight_Career_development_is_a_strong_suit_at_Caesars_Entertainment?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2014-06-23T10:00:00Z Premier 100 IT Leader: Tim Platt http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246317/Premier_100_IT_Leader_Tim_Platt?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne This IT leader found value in engaging with employees and peers inside and outside of his organization. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:30:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246317/Premier_100_IT_Leader_Tim_Platt?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2014-02-24T11:30:00Z Premier 100 IT Leader: Ger Purcell http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246289/Premier_100_IT_Leader_Ger_Purcell?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Collaboration and employee development are two of this IT leader's priorities. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:30:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246289/Premier_100_IT_Leader_Ger_Purcell?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2014-02-24T11:30:00Z Review: It's easy to fall in love with Her http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245295/Review_It_s_easy_to_fall_in_love_with_i_Her_i_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Smartphones have become so integrated into our daily lives that some people just <i>love</i> them. So what happens when they give love back? That's premise of the new movie <i>Her</i>, which opens nationwide today. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:04:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245295/Review_It_s_easy_to_fall_in_love_with_i_Her_i_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2014-01-10T11:04:00Z Who goes to an Apple II convention in 2013? http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/115591/Who-goes-to-an-Apple-II-convention-in-2013- <p> <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/115591/Who-goes-to-an-Apple-II-convention-in-2013-"><img src="http://d1piko3ylsjhpd.cloudfront.net/uploads/roboto/slide/image/62707/slide_thumbnail_kfest_cover.png" /></a></p>KansasFest is an annual convention for fans of the 36-year-old Apple II computer. Who are these people, anyway? We turned on a video camera and let them speak for themselves. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:15:00 GMT http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/115591/Who-goes-to-an-Apple-II-convention-in-2013- 2013-08-16T12:15:00Z Review: Jobs the movie applies its own reality distortion field http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9241663/Review_i_Jobs_i_the_movie_applies_its_own_reality_distortion_field?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne <i>Jobs</i>, the feature-length movie starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, will entertain Apple fans as much as it frustrates them with its dramatic reinterpretation of events. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:30:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9241663/Review_i_Jobs_i_the_movie_applies_its_own_reality_distortion_field?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2013-08-16T10:30:00Z Best Places spotlight: CSX puts its people first http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239823/Best_Places_spotlight_CSX_puts_its_people_first?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne The corporate culture at the No. 19-ranked company on our 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list fosters employee connections and career development. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239823/Best_Places_spotlight_CSX_puts_its_people_first?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2013-06-17T10:00:00Z Premier 100 IT Leader: Lincoln Wallen http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236923/Premier_100_IT_Leader_Lincoln_Wallen?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne This IT leader is overseeing a move to digital movie distribution, which is driving both efficiencies and quality improvements. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236923/Premier_100_IT_Leader_Lincoln_Wallen?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2013-02-25T11:00:00Z Top 12 tech-related Google Doodles of 2012 http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/75178/Top-12-tech-related-Google-Doodles-of-2012 <p> <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/75178/Top-12-tech-related-Google-Doodles-of-2012"><img src="https://slidemedia.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/roboto/slideshow/image/2516/slide_thumbnail_googdood_promo.png" /></a></p>Google commemorates anniversaries and milestones with Google Doodles, customized versions of the familiar logo on its home page. Here are our favorite Doodles from 2012 honoring information technology innovators, inventions and events. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 11:00:00 GMT http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/75178/Top-12-tech-related-Google-Doodles-of-2012 2012-12-27T11:00:00Z Indie game developers break out at BostonFIG http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/67175/Indie-game-developers-break-out-at-BostonFIG <p> <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/67175/Indie-game-developers-break-out-at-BostonFIG"><img src="https://slidemedia.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/roboto/slideshow/image/2128/slide_thumbnail_bfig_logo.png" /></a></p>The Boston Festival of Indie Games at MIT saw the debut of several small game development studios, led by programmers and designers who came to the industry indirectly. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 17:00:00 GMT http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/67175/Indie-game-developers-break-out-at-BostonFIG 2012-09-28T17:00:00Z 10 essential WordPress plugins http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230638/10_essential_WordPress_plugins?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne WordPress has developed into a full-fledged content management system. We look at 10 essential plugins that make it even better. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9230638/10_essential_WordPress_plugins?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2012-09-07T10:00:00Z Image gallery: 10 essential WordPress plugins http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/62625/Image-gallery--10-essential-WordPress-plugins- <p> <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/62625/Image-gallery--10-essential-WordPress-plugins-"><img src="https://slidemedia.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/roboto/slideshow/image/1877/slide_thumbnail_wordpress-logo-notext-rgb.png" /></a></p>WordPress has developed into a full-fledged content management system. We look at 10 essential plugins that make it even better. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 10:00:00 GMT http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/62625/Image-gallery--10-essential-WordPress-plugins- 2012-09-07T10:00:00Z Hacking the Apple II at KansasFest http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/62320/Hacking-the-Apple-II-at-KansasFest <p> <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/62320/Hacking-the-Apple-II-at-KansasFest"><img src="https://slidemedia.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/roboto/slideshow/image/1863/slide_thumbnail_apple1.jpg" /></a></p>The annual KansasFest convention for Apple II enthusiasts challenges attendees to push the machine in the HackFest competition. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 10:00:00 GMT http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/62320/Hacking-the-Apple-II-at-KansasFest 2012-08-25T10:00:00Z Best Places spotlight: Miami Children's Hospital workers help kids, grow careers http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9227926/Best_Places_spotlight_Miami_Children_s_Hospital_workers_help_kids_grow_careers?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Ringing in at No. 63 on our 2012 Best Places to Work in IT list, the hospital is committed to helping IT workers advance their careers with challenging projects and interesting opportunities. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9227926/Best_Places_spotlight_Miami_Children_s_Hospital_workers_help_kids_grow_careers?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2012-06-18T10:00:00Z Crowdfunding: The latest way to get your project funded http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9226682/Crowdfunding_The_latest_way_to_get_your_project_funded?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Crowdfunding sites like Kickerstarter are offering both established businesses and entrepreneurs a viable alternative to venture capitalists. Wed, 02 May 2012 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9226682/Crowdfunding_The_latest_way_to_get_your_project_funded?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2012-05-02T10:00:00Z Visual tour: 9 interesting tech projects from Kickstarter http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/43642/Visual-tour--9-interesting-tech-projects-from-Kickstarter <p> <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/43642/Visual-tour--9-interesting-tech-projects-from-Kickstarter"><img src="http://d1piko3ylsjhpd.cloudfront.net/uploads/roboto/slide/image/13170/slide_thumbnail_Kickstarter_firstpage2.jpg" /></a></p>Crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter offer entrepreneurs new ways to realize their visions. Here are some proposals for tech gadgets from hopeful developers. Wed, 02 May 2012 10:00:00 GMT http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/43642/Visual-tour--9-interesting-tech-projects-from-Kickstarter 2012-05-02T10:00:00Z The Smithsonian celebrates The Art of Video Games http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/38524/The-Smithsonian-celebrates-The-Art-of-Video-Games <p> <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/38524/The-Smithsonian-celebrates-The-Art-of-Video-Games"><img src="https://slidemedia.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/roboto/slideshow/image/814/slide_thumbnail_IMG_3784.jpg" /></a></p>The Smithsonian American Art Museum's newest exhibition is The Art of Video Games, offering attendees a hands-on experience with the evolution of the gaming medium. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:00:00 GMT http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/38524/The-Smithsonian-celebrates-The-Art-of-Video-Games 2012-03-23T19:00:00Z Premier 100 IT Leader profile: Kristin D. Russell http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224432/Premier_100_IT_Leader_profile_br_Kristin_D._Russell_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne This IT leader left a successful career in the private sector to follow an opportunity to do meaningful work in the Colorado governor's office as state CIO and secretary of technology. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224432/Premier_100_IT_Leader_profile_br_Kristin_D._Russell_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2012-02-27T11:00:00Z 'Twas great to receive: Our favorite holiday tech gifts http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/25059/-Twas-great-to-receive--Our-favorite-holiday-tech-gifts <p> <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/25059/-Twas-great-to-receive--Our-favorite-holiday-tech-gifts"><img src="https://slidemedia.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/roboto/slideshow/image/272/slide_thumbnail_favgifts_collins_525.jpg" /></a></p>Which technology presents did staffers from Computerworld and other IDG Enterprise publications most enjoy receiving this holiday season? Here are our faves. Mon, 09 Jan 2012 23:45:00 GMT http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/25059/-Twas-great-to-receive--Our-favorite-holiday-tech-gifts 2012-01-09T23:45:00Z The Grill: Fernando Gonzalez http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/359772/Fernando_Gonzalez?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Fernando Gonzalez, CIO at San Francisco-based Byer California, is happy to be working at a private company, without shareholder pressure, and with an IT team whose members are all in one location. But Gonzalez also revels in the constant and evolving challenges of IT. Mon, 05 Dec 2011 11:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/359772/Fernando_Gonzalez?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2011-12-05T11:00:00Z Hands on: Building an MP3 player for an Apple II computer http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218728/Hands_on_Building_an_MP3_player_for_an_Apple_II_computer?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Retrocomputing fans, take note: You can play MP3 files on an Apple II computer. We follow along as a KansasFest workshop attendee assembles and demos Briel Computers' A2MP3 card. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218728/Hands_on_Building_an_MP3_player_for_an_Apple_II_computer?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2011-08-19T10:00:00Z No. 23 Best Place to Work in IT: Medtronic Inc. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/356716/Medtronic_Inc.?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne At Medtronic Inc., ranked No. 23 on <i>Computerworld</i>'s Best Places to Work in IT list for 2011, employees feel a connection to the company's mission and the patients who are affected by their work. Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/356716/Medtronic_Inc.?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2011-06-20T10:00:00Z Premier 100 IT Leader profile: Paul E. Haugan http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/354044/Paul_E._Haugan?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne CTO Paul Haugan builds strong relationships that enable him and his colleagues throughout the region to address shared problems. Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/354044/Paul_E._Haugan?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2011-02-18T11:00:00Z Visual tour: Facebook Pages revamped http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9209088/Visual_tour_Facebook_Pages_revamped?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne In March, Facebook will upgrade all pages to look more like personal profiles, while giving administrators new tools for maintaining their pages. Here's a preview. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:05:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9209088/Visual_tour_Facebook_Pages_revamped?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2011-02-14T22:05:00Z Visual tour: Apple's greatest hits under Steve Jobs http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9205658/Visual_tour_Apple_s_greatest_hits_under_Steve_Jobs?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne We offer the 12 most notable hits Apple has produced on Jobs' watch, from his first tenure (1977 to 1985) as well as his second (1997 to 2011). Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:55:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9205658/Visual_tour_Apple_s_greatest_hits_under_Steve_Jobs?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2011-01-21T20:55:00Z Visual tour: Apple's greatest hits under Steve Jobs http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/22562/Visual-tour--Apple-s-greatest-hits-under-Steve-Jobs <p> <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/22562/Visual-tour--Apple-s-greatest-hits-under-Steve-Jobs"><img src="http://d1piko3ylsjhpd.cloudfront.net/uploads/roboto/slide/image/1742/slide_thumbnail_1_appleii_550.jpg" /></a></p>We offer the 12 most notable hits Apple has produced on Jobs' watch, from his first tenure (1977 to 1985) as well as his second (1997 to 2011). Fri, 21 Jan 2011 17:44:00 GMT http://www.computerworld.com/slideshow/detail/22562/Visual-tour--Apple-s-greatest-hits-under-Steve-Jobs 2011-01-21T17:44:00Z Fixing Facebook: Tips and tricks for handling common complaints http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9201900/Fixing_Facebook_Tips_and_tricks_for_handling_common_complaints?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Facebook users are continually faced with privacy issues and controversial redesigns. We offer some simple fixes for most of the current problems. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 11:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9201900/Fixing_Facebook_Tips_and_tricks_for_handling_common_complaints?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2010-12-23T11:00:00Z Apple-1 goes for $213K in Christie's auction http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9197844/Apple_1_goes_for_213K_in_Christie_s_auction?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Christie's auction house in London today sold an Apple-1 computer for $213,600 to an Italian collector. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:54:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9197844/Apple_1_goes_for_213K_in_Christie_s_auction?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2010-11-23T17:54:00Z GeoCities lives -- sort of http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9194264/GeoCities_lives_sort_of?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Although Yahoo shuttered the GeoCities Web hosting service last year, many of the sites that used the service have been made newly available by groups that archived them. Mon, 01 Nov 2010 19:05:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9194264/GeoCities_lives_sort_of?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2010-11-01T19:05:00Z Visual tour: The new Twitter.com http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9186138/Visual_tour_The_new_Twitter.com?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Coming soon to a Twitter account near you: Embedded pictures and video, threaded replies and drill-downs. Look out, Facebook? Thu, 16 Sep 2010 21:19:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9186138/Visual_tour_The_new_Twitter.com?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2010-09-16T21:19:00Z Face-off: 1979 Apple Graphics Tablet vs. 2010 Apple iPad http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180224/Face_off_1979_Apple_Graphics_Tablet_vs._2010_Apple_iPad?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne A convention for Apple II diehards provides an opportunity to compare and contrast a 30-year-old Apple tablet device with today's state-of-the-art iPad. Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180224/Face_off_1979_Apple_Graphics_Tablet_vs._2010_Apple_iPad?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2010-08-13T10:00:00Z The Grill: Jason Scott http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/350365/The_Grill_Jason_Scott?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Digital historian Jason Scott's upcoming documentary, <i>Get Lamp</i>, set to debut this week, examines text adventure games through interviews with developers, designers and players. Even if you don't know Scott, you might know his cat: Sockington, the most-followed animal on Twitter, has more than 1.5 million fans. Mon, 26 Jul 2010 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/350365/The_Grill_Jason_Scott?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2010-07-26T10:00:00Z No. 27 Best Place to Work in IT: Kaiser Permanente http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/349544/No._27_Best_Place_to_Work_in_IT_Kaiser_Permanente?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Kaiser Permanente, ranked No. 27 on <i>Computerworld</i>'s Best Places to Work in IT list, provides seed money for employees' bright ideas through the Innovation Technology Fund. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/349544/No._27_Best_Place_to_Work_in_IT_Kaiser_Permanente?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2010-06-21T10:00:00Z No. 68 Best Place to Work in IT: Indiana University http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/349514/No._68_Best_Place_to_Work_in_IT_Indiana_University?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Indiana University, ranked No. 68 on <i>Computerworld</i>'s 2010 Best Places to Work in IT list, offers a range of professional development opportunities, including a job enrichment program. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/349514/No._68_Best_Place_to_Work_in_IT_Indiana_University?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2010-06-21T10:00:00Z Image gallery: WordPress 3.0 adds better customization and multisite networks http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178202/Image_gallery_WordPress_3.0_adds_better_customization_and_multisite_networks?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne The new version of WordPress includes useful new features for both single-site bloggers and organizational admins. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 16:01:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178202/Image_gallery_WordPress_3.0_adds_better_customization_and_multisite_networks?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2010-06-18T16:01:00Z Hands-on: WordPress 3.0 adds better customization and multisite networks http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178201/Hands_on_WordPress_3.0_adds_better_customization_and_multisite_networks?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne The new version of WordPress includes useful new features for both single-site bloggers and organizational admins. Fri, 18 Jun 2010 16:01:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178201/Hands_on_WordPress_3.0_adds_better_customization_and_multisite_networks?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2010-06-18T16:01:00Z Security goes to the movies: Iron Man 2 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9176656/Security_goes_to_the_movies_i_Iron_Man_2_i_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne <i>Computerworld</i>'s Ken Gagne and <i>CSO</i>'s Bill Brenner team up to review <i>Iron Man 2</i>, pointing out significant parallels to the tech security world of 2010. Fri, 14 May 2010 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9176656/Security_goes_to_the_movies_i_Iron_Man_2_i_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2010-05-14T10:00:00Z Cool stuff: Gifts for new Mac owners http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142306/Cool_stuff_Gifts_for_new_Mac_owners?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Know somebody who has just bought their first Apple Mac? These gifts are both useful and fun. Fri, 18 Dec 2009 11:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9142306/Cool_stuff_Gifts_for_new_Mac_owners?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2009-12-18T11:00:00Z Premier 100 IT Leader Profile: Dennis Reiman http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/344315/Dennis_Reiman_CTO_Florida_State_College?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne A profile of 2010 <i>Computerworld</i> Premier 100 IT Leader Dennis Reiman, CTO at Florida State College at Jacksonville. Mon, 07 Dec 2009 11:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/344315/Dennis_Reiman_CTO_Florida_State_College?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2009-12-07T11:00:00Z Image gallery: Building an Apple-1 replica from scratch http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136257/Image_gallery_Building_an_Apple_1_replica_from_scratch?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Got your soldering iron ready? Follow along as our editor builds a working Apple-1 machine just like Woz built back in 1976. Fri, 14 Aug 2009 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9136257/Image_gallery_Building_an_Apple_1_replica_from_scratch?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2009-08-14T10:00:00Z CompuServe, Prodigy et al.: What Web 2.0 can learn from Online 1.0 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9135292/CompuServe_Prodigy_et_al._What_Web_2.0_can_learn_from_Online_1.0?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne GEnie, Delphi, AOL and other commercial networks once ruled the online roost. Where are they now, and what can their ghosts teach today's online communities? Wed, 15 Jul 2009 10:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9135292/CompuServe_Prodigy_et_al._What_Web_2.0_can_learn_from_Online_1.0?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2009-07-15T10:00:00Z Image gallery: 10 free WordPress plug-ins that make blogging better http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9134826/Image_gallery_10_free_WordPress_plug_ins_that_make_blogging_better?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Bloggers who use WordPress have access to a plethora of plug-ins. A WordPress expert describes some of his favorites. Wed, 01 Jul 2009 04:01:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9134826/Image_gallery_10_free_WordPress_plug_ins_that_make_blogging_better?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2009-07-01T04:01:00Z 10 free WordPress plug-ins make blogging better http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9134814/10_free_WordPress_plug_ins_make_blogging_better?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Bloggers who use WordPress have access to a plethora of plug-ins. A WordPress expert describes some of his favorites. Wed, 01 Jul 2009 04:01:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9134814/10_free_WordPress_plug_ins_make_blogging_better?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2009-07-01T04:01:00Z Opinion: Do sci-fi films get advanced tech right? http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9132545/Opinion_Do_sci_fi_films_get_advanced_tech_right_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Warp-drive engines may still be a long way off, but science-fiction films have gotten many high-tech predictions right. We look at six advanced technologies, from artificial intelligence to virtual reality, to see how close we've come to filmmakers' visions. Fri, 08 May 2009 04:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9132545/Opinion_Do_sci_fi_films_get_advanced_tech_right_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2009-05-08T04:00:00Z Ben Heckendorn takes a mad-scientist approach to game console design http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9129155/Ben_Heckendorn_takes_a_mad_scientist_approach_to_game_console_design?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Ben Heckendorn engineers machines that shouldn't otherwise exist. Large machines made small, diverse machines combined into one -- there's no project he won't attempt ... if the challenge is unique and the price is right. Sun, 08 Mar 2009 05:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9129155/Ben_Heckendorn_takes_a_mad_scientist_approach_to_game_console_design?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2009-03-08T05:00:00Z Image Gallery: KansasFest 2008 remembers the Apple II http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9110599/Image_Gallery_KansasFest_2008_remembers_the_Apple_II?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne The only annual convention dedicated to the 30-year-old Apple II computer took place this week. Fri, 25 Jul 2008 04:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9110599/Image_Gallery_KansasFest_2008_remembers_the_Apple_II?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2008-07-25T04:00:00Z Security goes to the movies: Iron Man http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9085359/Security_goes_to_the_movies_i_Iron_Man_i_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Time once again for "Security Goes to the Movies," a leisurely look at the inevitable bleeding from the eyes that security folk experience when Hollywood takes liberties with tech, the laws of physics and other aspects of reality. Our shiny and metallic subject today is "Iron Man." Thu, 15 May 2008 04:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9085359/Security_goes_to_the_movies_i_Iron_Man_i_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2008-05-15T04:00:00Z Sold on eBay: New-in-box Apple II, never opened http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9064278/Sold_on_eBay_New_in_box_Apple_II_never_opened?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Back in the 1980s, Dan Budiac's family had an Apple II computer that he loved. So when an Apple II -- still in its original <i>unopened</i> box -- went up for auction recently on eBay, he bought it. Then he opened the box. Sat, 23 Feb 2008 05:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9064278/Sold_on_eBay_New_in_box_Apple_II_never_opened?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2008-02-23T05:00:00Z Security goes to the movies: The Bourne Ultimatum http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9029059/Security_goes_to_the_movies_i_The_Bourne_Ultimatum_i_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Time once again for "Security Goes to the Movies," in which a film reviewer and a security geek pay for their tickets and decide if they're buying what's at the theater. Ken Gagne and Angela Gunn take a look at <i>The Bourne Ultimatum</i>. Mon, 06 Aug 2007 04:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9029059/Security_goes_to_the_movies_i_The_Bourne_Ultimatum_i_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2007-08-06T04:00:00Z Q&A: John Knoll on CGI, Tron and 25 years of change http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9026719/Q_A_John_Knoll_on_CGI_i_Tron_i_and_25_years_of_change?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne The use of computer graphics in movies is now common, but when <i>Tron</i> debuted 25 years ago, that wasn't the case. John Knoll, a visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic, looks at how cinema technology has grown in the intervening years. Tue, 10 Jul 2007 04:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9026719/Q_A_John_Knoll_on_CGI_i_Tron_i_and_25_years_of_change?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2007-07-10T04:00:00Z Security goes to the movies: Live Free or Die Hard http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9025967/Security_goes_to_the_movies_i_Live_Free_or_Die_Hard_i_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne Computers make most modern movies possible, but computer use <i>in</i> movies often proves more distracting than entertaining for tech folk. Two <i>Computerworld.com</i> staffers -- one your average infosec geek, the other an experienced film reviewer -- take on <i>Live Free or Die Hard</i>. Fri, 29 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9025967/Security_goes_to_the_movies_i_Live_Free_or_Die_Hard_i_?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2007-06-29T04:00:00Z You can run, but you'll only die tired: Gaming's 'baddest' villains http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9022399/You_can_run_but_you_ll_only_die_tired_Gaming_s_baddest_villains?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne In which our intrepid gaming reviewer recounts space marauders, evil warlords and ancient zombies that have left the biggest impression on him -- and invites you to weigh in with your bad guys. Fri, 01 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9022399/You_can_run_but_you_ll_only_die_tired_Gaming_s_baddest_villains?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2007-06-01T04:00:00Z Image Gallery: The 'baddest' villains in gaming http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9022338/Image_Gallery_The_baddest_villains_in_gaming?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne In which our intrepid gaming reviewer recounts space marauders, evil warlords and ancient zombies that have left the biggest impression on him -- and invites you to weigh in with your bad guys. Fri, 01 Jun 2007 04:00:00 GMT (Ken Gagne) http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9022338/Image_Gallery_The_baddest_villains_in_gaming?source=rss_cwstaff_ken_gagne 2007-06-01T04:00:00Z