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Video: The Decline Of Radio Shack   Home Computing

Started Jun-8 by CDP (PerraultC); 79 views.
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From: CDP (PerraultC)

Jun-8

This is one that wasn't shocking at all, but still near and dear to me. The TRS 80 Color Computer 2 was my introduction to computers, and I was a Coco loyalist until the end.  Unfortunately times change and the home computer isn't nearly as adventurous as it once was. Radio Shack got out of the computer business and jumped to being a phone company and it backfired big time.

What do you think? Is there anything Radio Shack could have done to avoid their downfall,  or were they simply doomed by the market?

BillP49

From: BillP49

Jun-10

very interesting led to seeing a lot of other business downfalls

techasad786

From: techasad786

Jun-11

this is very interesting vidoe

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From: CDP (PerraultC)

Jun-11

What he said regarding how late they were to ecommerce made a lot of sense. Still not sure they would have survived being ultimately undercut by the Amazons of the world, but getting ahead of the online shift and not drifting from their core product line may have at least extended their lifespan.

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