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The Changing Face of Hobby Electronics

The previous episode is here:
In this weeks episode, the discussion continues with a look at the departure of Dick Smith from DSE and the ascent of Gary Johnston’s Jaycar Electronics. We also discuss the new threat to local component suppliers, the internet. On the one hand the internet offers quick and free information but on the other, it may proliferate search results with questionable information. To the hobbyist, the internet offers cheap components from global suppliers to anywhere in Australia but may also herald the downfall of local brick and mortar stores.

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