Winding down with The Happy Scientist

The past years have been delightfully fun for me, but eventually things have to change. In addition to health problems, My subscription based business was hit hard by the new, online sales tax laws that many states are passing. After moving to an ad-based model, I ran into the YouTube/COPPA disaster. All together, it seems to be a strong message that it is time for me to move on to other things.

I am not turning the website off. Instead, I am moving it to a smaller, lower bandwidth host. If you already have a paid subscription, the site will continue to work just as it always has, for the duration of your current subscription.

I will not be taking any more paid subscriptions. I will try to keep the free access going as long as the bandwidth allows. If the site starts to slow down too much, I will have to restrict free access to be sure that the paid subscriptions work properly. Once all of the paid subscriptions expire, I will probably retire the site.

I do want to thank all of you for your support, and for sharing the fun of exploring science with me. I am not sure what my next project will be, but don't be surprised if I suddenly pop up with a new angle on science educations.

Have a wonder-filled day,

Robert Krampf
The Happy Scientist

COPPA and the future of this website

Thanks to the Federal Trade Commission, I may have to shut down this website.

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