RadioShack to close 1,100 stores

To me, this is a tragedy. I love RadioShack, grew up building projects using parts I got from their back shelves. Somewhere, they made a wrong turn, trying to compete with the likes of Best Buy and phone retailers.

If I was the CEO, I’d rethink the plan and find a way to become the supplier of choice to the Maker movement. Over time, RadioShock has taken shelf space away from items useful for Makers (like resistors, capacitors, quality soldering kits, and packaged projects) to sell toys and consumer electronics.

Somehow, the RadioShack I grew up with lost its soul. Sad.