Laine Nooney is an Assistant Professor of Media Industries at New York University, specializing in historical, cultural, and economic analysis of the video game and computer industries. Their book, The Apple II Age: How The Computer Became Personal, is out now.
Their research has been featured in popular venues such as The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Motherboard, and NPR, as well as academic journals such as Game Studies, The American Journal of Play, and Journal of Visual Culture.
RECENT EVENTS + GOINGS ON
How Computers Took Over Our Lives @ Factually!
Listen in on this fact-and-fun-filled conversation with Adam Conover on Factually!, as we leave no stone unturned on the origins of personal computing.
THE APPLE II AGE Reviewed @ The New Yorker
Kyle Chayka explores "the story of how computers became irrevocably personal" in his coverage of THE APPLE II AGE in The New Yorker.
BOOK EXCERPT @ Motherboard
Check out an excerpt of THE APPLE II AGE @ Motherboard: "Don't Copy that Floppy": The Untold History of Apple II Software Piracy. The article tells the story of one of the earliest copy protection battles of the personal computer era.
Laine has public accounts on Twitter [@sierra_offline], Mastodon [@LaineNooney@mastodon.social], Bluesky [@lainenooney.bsky.social], and Threads [@sierra_offline].
Photo credit | Sylvie Rosokoff