The Sound Of Inevitability...
Of course, it is far more complex than that, and we spent the better part of a year coming to grips with the fact that music no longer strictly requires a media platform to be a commercial product. Audio Damage has always worked that way, and it works quite well. We see no reason whatsoever that Positron can't work the same way.
The store (I would say "the digital half of the store" before today) will give the customer an uncompressed download of their purchase in addition to the alt-preset-standard LAME encoding that we already offer. I'm still trying to settle on a format, but BLEEP does FLAC, and I admire BLEEP, so I'll probably do FLAC too. What a silly format.
In any event, the first order of business is to get all these CDs out of our storage room so we have room for uncompressed audio files. Anything that still remains in hard media is on sale at shopPOSI and will remain so until stock is zero. We're working on the mechanics of the store change (essentially removing the ability to sell CDs at all, and adding a second format to the purchase) and that will take a bit of time.
This marks my complete change to a hard media hater of the first order. I'll now complain incessantly about people who missed the Clue Fairy, and it should be all sorts of hilarity.