A lot of my youth was spent hanging about in Radio Shack (or the Boeing surplus store, but that’s a different story), and I can’t imagine losing them, but Radio Shack is in talks that may lead to a declaration of bankruptcy, selling half its stores to Sprint, and closing the rest. There will be no more Radio Shack signs, even if the stores persist under new management.
Jebus. Where will we go for more solder, switches, cables, batteries, obscure connectors, and emergency audio gear? I hope the Morris store isn’t one targeted for shuttering, because I occasionally need my nerd fix, and the local hardware stores aren’t quite the same. And what good is a generation of kids who don’t know how to decode a resistor or make an ethernet cable splice?