Saturday, December 22, 2007

The End of an Era

CompUSA closing?  It's a bit hard to believe it.  I remember going there back in the 80's, for goodness sakes.  Bought lots of books and software there, not to mention keyboards, mice, memory, cases, motherboards, you name it.  They've been around for about as long as I've been a programmer.  Now where am I going to buy motherboards when the old one dies on a Saturday morning?

True, I've been buying most of my peripherals from Circuit City these days, but they don't carry very many motherboards, and none of them in stores.  It seems that computer shows are a dying breed these days, too.

I guess there are too many places to buy assembled computers these days, and the gamers and other people who like to customize buy their parts online.  Ah well.  A cup of auld lang syne, CompUSA, we knew thee well.