From Magicpedia, courtesy of Genii Magazine:
Al Schneider is best known as the creator of Matrix, the new wave version of Sympathetic Coins.
Schneider grew up in Detroit, Michigan, spent a year living in Denver, Colorado, but spent most of his life living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In there, sometime, he lived in Hollywood, California for a year and was a member of the Magic Castle. 
He started in magic 1960 in his senior high school days in Roseville, Michigan, a Detroit suburb. In 1967, after seven years of part time work and part time school, Schneider graduated from Wayne University with a BS in Physics. Magic continued to occupy his free moments during those years, and he worked toward his ambition of attaining a professional status in magic.
In 1969 he left his job as a mathematician for Uniroyal, Inc. and accepted a position as Systems Analyst for Univac, specialists in computers. A short time later, the firm transferred him to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he worked as a Systems Programmer in computer development.
In 1972, when the computer industry took a dive, he began writing and publishing magic books. He worked as a dealer from Goldshadow Industries and editor of house organ Goldshadow Newsletter.
Apart from magic, his hobbies include, but are not limited to, full contact Karate competition, two-handed sword fighting, golf, skiing, theoretical physics and study of Quantum Mechanics.
•Matrix (Book) (1974)
•Al Schneider on Coins (1975)
•Al Schneider on Close-Up (1980)
•Al Schneider on Zombie (1981)
• Al Schneider Magic (2011)
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