- Category: Community Columns
- Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014 09:00
There it is. Â It's a full page newspaper ad from 1991.
It's a big sale at Radio Shack. Â There's a home computer for $1599. Â There's a "deluxe portable CD player" for $159.95; Â A telephone answering machine with a cassette tape for recording; There's a "voice-actuated cassette tape recorder; Â There's the VHS camcorder for $799; Â Oh, everything was on sale; Clock radios, calculators, portable stereos you can carry in one hand or, bUy a handy fanny pack and inject the headphone jack for hands-free musical pleasure.
Oh, and then there's the "mobile cellular telephone". Â It's not wireless but, it's mobile. Â You can keep it in your car, plug it in and stay in touch.
Then, it struck me. Â Just about everything that was "on sale" at Radio Shack in 1991 comes in one, portable and complete little package now. Â It's called a "Smart Phone".
Interesting to note...Radio Shack just shut down about 500 of their stores.