It “sold the world’s first mass-marketed fully assembled personal computer, with a Bill Gates-created operating system, in 1977. It also sold the computer industry’s first laptop in 1983 and its first mobile phone in 1984.” Buzzfeed’s Sapna Maheshwari on Radio Shack, and the end of an era.

+ Wired: How Radio Shack helped build Silicon Valley. Something that seems like the coolest thing today will be tomorrow’s Radio Shack. Mark my words. (Or better yet, record them onto an 8-track tape.)