Reproduced April 7
2002 with permission from Burt of the
Commodore 64 Dungeon
The long time editor and Grand Mojo of
magazine. Fender brought a lot of C-64 computing to many in the US, and
encouraged excellence in programming.
Fender Tucker spent 25 years knocking around
the bars of Colorado and New Mexico as a guitar picker
before stumbling onto computers in the early 80s. He settled on the Commodore
64 and when offered a job in 1987 at Softdisk, a Shreveport, Louisiana
disk magazine company, he leapt at it.
As Managing Editor of LOADSTAR,
a three-year-old Commodore monthly disk magazine, he managed to break every rule
of publishing and still get each issue out on deadline for the next 14 years. He
and his wife, Judi, took over complete control of LOADSTAR in the early 90s and
against all advice and logic, they kept publishing it monthly until January of
2001, when Dave and Sheri Moorman of Holly, Colorado took over the editorship.
He is probably the most-published programmer
in history with hundreds of programs published on LOADSTAR over the years, he
now is the Grand Exalted Mojo of Ramble House, a publishing company that
specializes in the webwork mystery novels of Harry Stephen Keeler.