I still remember buying by mail order leather working supplies from “Tandy” which I think in the ’70s merged with or bought out Radio Shack, and the TRS-80 commonly dubbed “trash 80” was really the “Tandy Radio Shack 80”
From the PuffPo piece edog linked:
Struggling consumer electronics chain RadioShack, founded nearly a century ago, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Thursday. It plans to sell 1,500 to 2,400 stores to its largest shareholder, investment firm Standard General, and has filed a motion to proceed with closing the remainder of its 4,000 U.S. stores.
Wireless carrier Sprint Corp. has a deal with Standard General to open mini-shops in as many as 1,750 of the RadioShack stores Standard General is buying. Sprint would take up about one-third of the retail space in each RadioShack store, and Sprint employees would sell mobile devices and Sprint plans.
I have a feeling the RS on 15th is not long for this world.
the Fry’s here is practically impossible to find if you haven’t been there before, it’s way out there by Boeing in Renton.
of course I rarely go to RadioShack either for stuff anymore because they don’t really sell much that i want anymore, sad because I too remember going there for video cables and such back in the 80s & 90s
I just finished a book “The Innovators:How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution” well worth reading. It is amazing how we keep speeding along and things changing very fast. There are so many neat toys out there to play with and thank goodness for open source software and idea. I love this techno age that e are living in.