The July 2002 issue of Magic has a column called E-Survey Sez. In this case, they had asked the readers of Magic magazine if there is one magazine that you feel devotes too much space to magic history and magicians of the past. 53 percent said Genii magazine. I think this was a stab at Genii Magazine.
I didn't like the question. In my opinion, we Should spend a lot of time learning about the history. The history aspect of Genii magazine is what I enjoy most about it. I have to admit that before Mr. Richard Kaufman took over the magazine, Magic magazine was my favorite to read. But since Kaufman and Co. have taken over the magazine, I enjoy reading more about the history of past magicians. For example, the issues on Bro. John Hamman and Michael Skinner. I find that more exciting and interesting than reading about the current issues in Magic magazine.
Maybe Genii should have a Survey column too ! :)