» So long and thanks for all the cables


RadioShack Corp. is preparing to shut down the almost-century-old retail chain in a bankruptcy deal that would sell about half its store leases to Sprint Corp. and close the rest, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.

There is one just a 10 minute walk from my house. I only ever pay them a visit when there’s a cable or adapter I need and am willing to pay more than Amazon to get it immediately. That’s not often. I have a bit of nostalgia for a store that’s been around forever but, alas, nostalgia doesn’t pay the bills.

I know because I keep writing “Nostalgia” on my utility bill and I keep having our electricity shut off.