This was all about a light hearted look at the misfortune of a CU Amiga reader who wrote a letter of their woes to the magazine.
My neice has a disability, she can't spell and her writing is flawed throughout, she even spells the same word wrong in many different ways. So my guess is that this dude was genuine regarding his request and knew nothing about what he was purchasing.
Unfortunately this has become something a little more than the humour that was intended. I'm sure if I was 16 and read that, I'd be LMAO and showing everybody I knew. What's different now, we are much older and wiser but we should all take it on the chin as humour.