Zach Nehr of Cycling News clearly didn't ride when I raced! He sees tubulars as tires that cannot be changed on the road so flats mean wheel changes or taxi rides! I guess he never saw those old photos of TdF racers wearing their spares like backpacks. Or the neatly folded sewup tucked under the seat with a toestrap. Or lived my 15 years of 2-3 bikes, no car and not a single clincher wheel. (I commuted on sewups until 2000 because with them I knew I could always change the tire in 5 minutes. In the rain and snow, in the dark, in bad neighborhoods. And know that tire was good to ride immediately, even if mounted totally crooked. See "bad neighborhoods". Now, inebriated and after dark might take a little longer but I never had to walk. Another blessing - no small parts to lose. Black tire irons.)
I'm betting that author has also never seen a tube of Tubasti. The great glue for those of us without support vans or willing spouses. He also says that tubulars do not have tubes. News to me. I thought that was what I was gluing my patches to. In fact, the name comes from them having a tube inside a tube or in fairly recent slang,"totally tubular!", shortened to just tubular.
A year ago I "Duck Duck"ed Tubasti. Appears Velox still makes it just like it has for eons. Same tubes, same jars.