Ken Gagne

Digital content developer

I am a writer, editor, and social media strategist on the subjects of IT, electronic entertainment, and human interest. I primarily write for Computerworld about Apple, content management systems, and retrocomputing. Whenever possible, I explore in writing, podcasting, and event management my personal interests in the Apple II, multiple sclerosis, and genre films and literature.


Nintendo Switch unboxing
Interview with This War of Mine writer Pawel Miechowski
Ken Gagne at The Moth: Accidents
Should I Get a PS4 Pro?
Let's Play Structris (Apple II)
Nintendo Wii U Christmas gift prank


Duane de Four on Masculinity in Games
Duane de Four is an educator and activist specializing in gender violence prevention, bystander intervention, diversity, and sexual health education.
Strong Female Protagonist
An interview with Molly Ostertag and Brennan Lee Mulligan of webcomic Strong Female Protagonist.
Ryan Green & Josh Larson of That Dragon, Cancer
That Dragon, Cancer is a game that represents the experiences of the Green family as they lived with and cared for Joel Green, who was diagnosed with brain cancer at 1 year old.


Tech luminaries we lost in 2017
These 12 women and men are among the tech luminaries we lost in 2017. Their legacies, however, live on.
On Video Games: Career Notes for Writers
Games journalists and editors share their industry experiences and insights on this PAX East 2015 panel.
Doxxing defense: Remove your personal info from data brokers
Many women gamers and developers, as well as those who support them, have lately come under attack from online trolls. A common intimidation tactic that trolls use is "doxxing".
Review: Halt and Catch Fire adds sizzle to PC history
Tech history is hot—and AMC is hoping to capitalize on that trend with its series Halt and Catch Fire , now midway through its first season.
Engineering the MIT ambulance
When it came time for MIT-EMS to purchase a new ambulance, they did what MIT students do best: they designed it themselves.
Hands-on: WordPress 4.0 adds useful features to a rich platform
What do Flickr, TechCrunch, eBay and Best Buy all have in common? They all use WordPress.
Operation Rainfall: How a fan campaign brought Nintendo to its knees
The story of how dedicated JRPG fans convinced Nintendo to bring a trio of Japanese Wii games to America.
Who goes to an Apple II convention in 2013?
KansasFest is an annual convention for fans of the 36-year-old Apple II computer. Who are these people, anyway? I turned on a video camera and let them speak for themselves.
Crowdfunding: The latest way to get your project funded
Crowdfunding sites like Kickerstarter are offering both established businesses and entrepreneurs a viable alternative to venture capitalists.
Building an Apple-1 replica from scratch
Got your soldering iron ready? Follow along as I build a working Apple-1 machine just like Woz built back in 1976.
Smithsonian Art Of Video Games Exhibit Opens With Gaming Festival
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has opened an "Art of Video Games" exhibition with a three-day festival of gaming luminaries.
GeoCities lives — sort of
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.

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