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.

United States of America




Nintendo Switch unboxing

The Moth

Ken Gagne at The Moth: Accidents


Should I Get a PS4 Pro?


Let's Play Structris (Apple II)



Meagan Marie author of “Women in Gaming”

A podcast interview with Meagan Marie, author of "Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play", a book of profiles and interviews.

The Pubcast

Strong Female Protagonist

An interview with Molly Ostertag and Brennan Lee Mulligan of webcomic Strong Female Protagonist.

Transporter Lock

Short Treks, Picard’s Return & Star Trek Beyond

Ken and Sabriel share the latest Star Trek news.



Tech luminaries we lost in 2018

Hailing from five different nations, the 13 remarkable women and men memorialized here had a lasting influence on technology and the world.


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.

MIT Medical

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.