Happy Friday. Condolences to those who live in a town where JCPenney is closing a store. Tough break.
Check out this awesome 1991 ad for RadioShack (does anyone even make radios anymore?) that promotes all sorts of cool gizmos, all of which perform functions found on today's typical smartphone. (Huffington Post)
The new narrative on bitcoin is that it's a payment mechanism more than a currency. That means two things: Ben Bernanke can't print 4 trillion of them, and the tax man soon is going to want his cut. (Forbes)
On the street where you live: You just have to see this paean to the Financial District's Maiden Lane and the stream that flows beneath. (New York Federal Reserve)
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.