I walked into a local Radio Shack this evening looking for a triac. As soon as I walked in the door I was hit by a blast of loud music -
BOOM--CHIKKA--CHIKKA--CHIKKA--BOOM--OH BABY I WANNA **** YOUR ****
So I made it over to the components section, and the first thing I noticed was that there were no longer any semiconductors hanging on the pegboards - their stock had shrunken to the point where it all fit inside of that big metal mechanic's cabinet.
Then I opened one of the two semiconductor drawers and found diodes placed in one of the bins for transistors. I opened the other drawer and I found the triac bin empty and more diodes placed in bins marked for other components.
Uh no thanks. And I left, feeling pretty depressed about the state of our "electronics" stores and the field of electronics in general.
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