The California Assembly has gone and killed a few thousand more jobs in the Golden State (11.7% unemployment) with the new internet tax. Amazon thinks the tax is "unconstitutional and counterproductive" and so has killed its Affiliate program, effective today.
Ken Rockwell is my favorite sources for photography advice, and he's long made a nice income as an Amazon affiliate -- and he lives in San Diego. I hope he can make up the lost income, because I'd hate to see him close up shop. But his one-man shop has been going strong since 1999, so I suspect he'll weather the storm.
Smaller, younger Affiliates won't do nearly as well.