Well, “Landmark” may be a bit of puffery. But, sadly, the Architekwiki ’STORE’ is closing its figurative doors this weekend. Perhaps it’s the economy. Perhaps it was an idea ahead of its time. xxxManagement hasxxx I have determined that the STORE hasn't passed a cost/benefit analysis after six months of existence. Apparently the store infrastructure incurs a monthly cost which has not been offset by revenue.
I suspect that the STORE will be resurrected at some point with a (hopefully) more viable concept and more intriguing merchandise.
The native format files that the STORE has offered will continue to be available to subscribers of the NEWSltr without charge. Subscribers will be getting a special issue detailing the changes.
The PDFs offered in the STORE will be integrated into the articles in which they were introduced as free downloads. This will take place over time, and the articles will be re-posted to draw attention to the changes.
The ’PLAN’, right now, is to replace the STORE with the BEST OF ARCHITEKWIKI page. This ’BEST OF’ page will undergo enhancements over time and will eventually be a Table Of Contents for the blogs where you can find information in a different way than you can find it now.
Although these changes are driven by economics, there is a large time component involved as well. That salvaged time will be devoted to keeping our content flowing and improving.