Louis 'Skip' Sander
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Lou's work has appeared hundreds of times in over a dozen magazines. Most have been computer magazines, but he's not strictly limited to that field—several of his photographs were published in National Lampoon.

During the 1980s and early 1990s, he wrote over 200 articles, columns, programs and reviews for national and international computer magazines. They were often the most widely-read features in the publications in which they appeared.

Lou's work was valuable to his publishers, and he was believed to be the highest-paid writer in the emerging (and low-paying) field of popular computer magazines.

His Magic column, a compilation of user-submitted tips and tricks, was the most popular feature in RUN magazine, the nation's second fastest-growing magazine in 1985. Magic attracted submissions from every state and Canadian province, and from over 60 foreign countries. RUN devoted four year-end special issues to Magic and Lou's other works. Magic ended its run when a competing magazine lured Lou away by doubling his monthly compensation.

Others of Lou's works appeared in COMPUTE!, Commander, Commodore Magazine, Micro, Power Play, Transactor, Kilobaud Microcomputing, and other computer magazines of the day.

Some of this work can be seen on the Internet today, such as these:

Compute! Issue 10 - March 1981
        Getting the Most from Your PET Cassette Deck, by Louis F. Sander

Compute! Issue 20 - January 1982
        PET Repairs For The Amateur, by Louis F. Sander
        Tape Load Test And Head Alignment, by Louis F. Sander

Compute! Issue 26 - July 1982
        All About PET/CBM Character Sets, by Louis F. Sander

Compute! Issue 29 - October 1982
        PET Tape Head Alignment, by Louis F. Sander

Compute! Issue 30 - November 1982
        Statistician, by Louis F. Sander

Compute! Issue 32 - January 1983
        All About Commodore's WAIT Instruction, by Louis F. Sander

Compute! Issue 38 - July 1983
        Review: Copy-Writer, by Louis F. Sander

Compute! Issue 46 - March 1984
        Commodore Floating Subroutines, by Louis F. Sander

Compute! Issue 53 - October 1984
        All About The Status Register - Part 1, by Louis F. Sander

Compute! Issue 54 - November 1984
        All About The Status Register - Part 2, by Louis F. Sander