Radio Shack closing 1,100 stores after dismal holiday - chicagotribune.com
Sad sign of the times, though completely expected. The 'Shack used to be a really cool place to shop, because they actually carried specialty electronics and nifty geek stuff that nobody else did.
These days it's all just shitty cell phones, shitty audio gear and, well, shitty everything else. I worked there the summer after I graduated high school, and it was a pretty coveted/cool place to work. These days, it's like Shitty Best Buy.
Yeah. It went from a hobby/specialty supply store to cheap chintzy consumer electronics. :-/