Saturday, August 25, 2007

goodbye Mr Calculator

In town today I was sad to see a for sale sign on the “Mr Calculator” electronic shop. Once upon a time it was one of the few places to go in Dublin to look at new tech toys. Never cheap, it must have found it impossible to compete with the internet – ironic since it was one of the first places in town you could buy wireless and web devices. The Indian guy who owned it was passionate about his stuff. Wonder what he decided to do? Retire probably. I would have bought more stuff there if it wasn’t so expensive. It had a small shop window that was the tech equivalent of a Dickensian toy shop window. As it happens, I remember buying a Bluetooth adaptor for a Compaq iPac there one Christmas Eve years ago.

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