Also, why the couch? Unless there are some coding camps at the location, I can't imagine someone (even a parent) coming in and needing to sit down. Maybe an experienced sales associate that maps out the types of activities that can be done, but I doubt that as well.
Arguably it could be cooler than both. You’re making an arbitrary distinction where one isn’t needed. Plus we never even had RadioShack in the UK (maybe Maplins might have been more apt? But I think the Apple comparison serves the authors point quite fine).
> Also, why the couch?
Plenty of shops in the UK have seating. It isn’t that weird at all.
> Because this headline demands a cynical response
No, it really doesn’t. You just chose to be negative for your own personal reasons.
We did kind of.
Tandy was basically RadioShack, they even sold RadioShack branded products.
I would like to say that it rebranded as RadioShack towards the end, but I cant find any evidence of that. So that's probably just my failing memory.
Many of them became Carphone Warehouse circa 2000 . By 2001 the brand had been killed off. My last memory of Tandy was buying a RadioShack 14in TV. It didn't disappoint: it came with the schematic.
But, I definitely remember seeing a shop with RadioShack written on it in Boston, Lincolnshire around 2004 – and that was a town that I don't think ever had a Tandy. I never checked it out as my component needs were satisfied by an independent electronics shop in Lincoln.
I'm speculating that, after Tandy went, independent distributors of RadioShack products sprung up. There does appear to be a shop in Lancashire using the RadioShack logo. Though unless they've got incredible warehousing, they can't sell much RadioShack stuff any more.
I can't remember what it was called. But I had a friend who worked there many years ago.
> The name is an abbreviation of Tandy/Radio Shack, Z-80 microprocessor.
at my first job the electronics shop had a standing account so if you needed anything electronic you just got it added to that's weeks order
It was the place to buy a pack of 3 resistors, or 2 spade connectors or fuses for your car for 10 to 50 times a reasonable price. It was an OK place to buy books though, as we still had the net book agreement so UK books had the price pre-printed. The US Radio Shack branded books they carried were much more expensive, and always shrink wrapped.
Maplins when they arrived were super cheap by comparison. RS and Farnell had minimum orders and needed a business account.
I love shops with couches or comfy chairs. And every shopping mall should have them, spread around. If I can't sit down now and then I don't stay there for very long - I need to get out of there. Another poster mentioned that he never shopped together with his SO - he goes to his shops, she goes to her shops. That's fine when you're in your own town. That doesn't work so well when you're visitors to an unfamiliar city.
And I hope to go to Cambridge reasonably soon. With my wife.
These are the changing room chairs for the other half.
I noticed that they bought the Hackspace!
They also did a nice GW branded bitter
I can certainly understand why someone might shop with an SO, but it's never been a requirement for us.
(This is a therapy session right?)
Using a RasPi is in that middle ground of intellectual disrepute where hobbyists teach each other and have lots of fun. It's what you do after school.
(Many people opted in because it gave you a chance to be lectured by Steve Furber and later work with him on 3rd year projects, IIRC.)
Was doing CS, but plenty of hardware topics were available, such as creating your own processor on an FPGA, etc.
How can you possibly write good software without an appreciation of hardware??
Do they have a LM7812? And a LM117Z for a fan? Do they have a NTC 100K with a beta of 3950? I'll also need a 40x40x20 fan at 24V, 3 pin. Plus some DIN562 M3 nuts, but it needs to be stainless steel.
And I expect no to pay more than $10 for all of that.
Are you American? Do your stores not have seating?
Such a headline would probably be misinterpreted as criticism.