Radio Shack has become irrelevant to the future of technology and its survival is in doubt. A eulogy for RadioShack, the panicked and half-dead retail empire details the demise. After reading this description, I am glad I don’t work at Radio Shack. Corporate policies have more in common with North Korea than with Silicon Valley. Even a great ad couldn’t save Radio Shack.
It wasn’t always this way. The first computer I owned was a Radio Shack Color Computer. I received it as a gift in 1981 before starting college. By today’s standards, it wasn’t much. It could do little more than word processing, play a few games, and with the addition of a 300 baud modem, communicate online. The Color Computer provided a glimpse of future technology.
At the time, Radio Shack was exciting, but like Moses it will never reach the promised land and that is sad.