Circuit City is going out of business, very slowly it seems. Have they started turning off their light, one at a time? Or is it there’s no money left for replacement bulbs? Is it a clever hack?

As seen in Boulder, Colorado last night.

Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

I’m founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I’m Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (

  • justDIY

    How is this (rather old news) at all relevant to the MAKE community? Perhaps an essay covering the subject of failures in commercial singage lighting, and how to re-make them better, faster and sronger?

  • indeed

    Yeah… I mean I probably see 2 or 3 business signs a day that have dead bulbs in a letter or two. Is the (not really so) amusing fact that it’s in a Circuit City sign really worth posting?

  • anachrocomputer

    This reminds me of a photo that a friend took of the Asda food market in Cribbs Causeway, north Bristol, a few years ago. The sign had lost a letter and read “Foo Market”.

  • h

    Pretty sure it’s just some kids + a BB gun!

  • Eddie

    This was worth a blog post and my PSP Power Brick wasn’t? :)