It’s entirely expected as print media is a dead artifact on 8/7 it was announced that Linux Journal would cease publication.
And then on 8/8 it was announced that MSDN magazine would also cease publication.
In the 90’s both magazines had an important role in both communities of developers and enthusiasts. I suppose it’s only fitting that they both passed away a day apart.
Both trade publications have been sources of pain with ‘new and exciting tech (that isn’t quite ready), but seeing their demise seems to just relegate us back to the world of word of mouth, that had served us poorly in the 80’s and before times.
There is something authoritative and to be said for putting print on word.