There was an excellent article in the May issue of Wired that really hit home for me, The Lost Tribes of RadioShack: Tinkerers Search for New Spiritual Home.  It’s about the re-branding of Radio Shack from a “temple of transistors, parts, and cables”, to a purveyor of all things digital and disposable.  Radio Shack has had to make some changes to stay profitable in today’s market.

Here are some of the quotes in the article that brought back some vivid memories of the frequent trips I made to RadioShack as a tinkering youth:

Some people say RadioShack is just a store  … But to me it was an idea — a learning and resource center that really shaped people’s lives. Read the rest of this entry »