(So WHO WAS John Magpie anyway??)
Dunno how many of you will even remember this, but back when Sierra On-Line had it’s magazine (later called Interaction, can’t recall off-hand what they called it before that). There was this guy who wrote a gossip/humor column in the magazine who went by the named Johnny Magpie. According to the editors, his identity was a closely guarded secret as his “scandalous” info would get a lot of people upset at him.
I guess it’s kind of silly, but i still can’t help but wonder if anyone ever found out who he was or if he revealed himself sometime after the magazine was discontinued.
A friend of mine theorized the guy was one of Ken’s children (John, I think) but I dunno if that’s true or not. (The lioe JM once said about get his information from, among other places, “…Ken Williams trash can” was what lead him to that theory.
Boy, amazing what your mind can remember even after all these years…
(who’s trying to recall exactly what point he ceased having a life)