The e-Economy Claims RadioShack

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.–Aldous Huxley

The impending bankruptcy of RadioShack is yet another example of “brick and mortar” businesses falling prey to the power of the e-Economy.

For those of us old enough to remember when RadioShack was the only source of quality electronic goods, this bankruptcy and impending closure is a sad moment. Although we may not grieve for the loss of RadioShack that deeply, we do get a sick pang from the titillating nostalgic flashbacks of once racing to RadioShack to buy the latest piece of equipment; knowing that we are seeing our childhood fade into oblivion.

Below is a link from Wired, aptly titled “Dear RadioShack, This Is Why We Adored You.” Overall the piece is well written and speaks poignantly about RadioShack’s presence in people’s lives. A great aspect of this article is its eloquent recitals from people recounting their favorite memory of shopping at the former electronics giant.

Dear RadioShack, This Is Why We Adored You

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