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Oct. 13, 2011 at 7:14am

Computer Hub to Bring More Tech to Downtown Tacoma

The Verizon store just next to Pita Pit there on Pacific Ave. between 9th and 10th Streets in the old Provident Building will soon give way to a place called The Computer Hub. They're not bashful about the impending opening opting for window advertising to hide their construction shame rather than just brown paper bag concealment as is often the case. Those gents out there on my walk home yesterday looked like they were eyeing what they could do for a sign as well with some glances at that blank space above the door and some waving of their hands.

Looks like they'll debut their service and repair (and hopefully retail) business Nov. 1st. Can't wait to check 'em out!

comments [11]  |  posted under business, computers, downtown, opening, store, tacoma

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by fredo on 10/13/2011 @ 7:51am
What wages and benefits will the Computer Hub be paying it's staff? Hope the pay will conform to Tacoma's standards. I'd really hate to hear that anyone working there was also taking food stamps.

by Jesse on 10/13/2011 @ 7:54am
Apple sales?

by NineInchNachos on 10/13/2011 @ 8:27am
#occupytacoma is working!

by fredo on 10/13/2011 @ 9:11am
I like the way the street tree blocks the view of the Pita Pit sign. Well coordinated streetscape.

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/13/2011 @ 2:11pm
I see an android but no penguin...

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 10/14/2011 @ 8:15am
I remember all the excitement when that space was a brand new Verizon store. What ever became of the Verizon store that generated so much excitement on these pages?

by KevinFreitas on 11/5/2011 @ 10:07am
Still not open but I've seen lights inside so hopefully opening day is soon enough. Would be great to have a computer shop downtown (though probably not great for my wallet)!

by JesseHillFan on 11/5/2011 @ 7:13pm
I rely on doing computer maintenance,building and repair by myself.
It's pretty easy.I started out by buying $10 (usually goodwill) thrift store computers about 13 years ago (you know like antique 8088's,286's,386's,486's and some Pentium based machines).I'd resell them each for some pocket change say $50 to $250 and used the extra money to upgrade or build a newer PC for myself.
Of course motherboards and expansion cards don't have jumpers like they did in the old days so it's even easier now.

by L.S.Erhardt on 11/6/2011 @ 2:10pm
I miss the days of jumpers.
It was fun and a way to prove your Bad-Assness by getting your AMD K-6/2 500 to run at 800mHz.

Which, by the way, was totally awesome. Win 98SE ran like a freaking race car on that machine with my astonishing 256mb RAM. The 800mHz didn't last terribly long, though. Within a week she started getting all skitzo and kept crashing.
I used my limited skills and resources to hook a 120mm fan onto the CPU's heatsink. The original was a 40mm one.
That worked for a while, but the machine still ended up acting goofy. I finally clocked it back down to 500mHz, but it never was quite the same. Still though. machine was something else. It had a silicon soul to it.

Lessons learned, kinda. I ended up building a machine for my sister with a 1.6gHz AMD Duron clocked up to 1.8gHz in like 2003. That machine just died recently. Not bad.

by fredo on 11/6/2011 @ 3:52pm
If you miss the days of jumpers here's a youtube for you:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CRkNKB2Gsw

by L.S.Erhardt on 11/6/2011 @ 4:05pm
Heh...

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