The magazine business model remained largely unchanged from the launch of The Gentleman’s Magazine in 1731, until the launch of the iPhone. Maybe there have been a few subtle changes along the way, but not many.
But we have seen a literal revolution recently. Everything got turned upside down and shaken around, not by the publishers but by the readers.
Some of us have been re-invigorated by this and kept up.
I still love the feel of a printed magazine, but nostalgia can’t stop progress. Those days are gone and it’s a great time for fresh young minds to take over.