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  • mp3Car Forum Members in the NY Times - car computing is catching on.

    mp3Car forum members Greg Planthaber(profile), Tom Berry(profile), Will Meyer(profile)(blog), and Silvio Fiorito (profile) are highlighted by Peter Wayner in today's NY Times. The article is a follow up to Peter Wayner's visit to the mp3car AFKFest in Baltimore.

    For an in-depth tour of Greg's car computer set-up take a look at the video shot at the AFKFest.


    If you are new to car computing, watch some videos or read our faq on how to get started.
    Will Meyer's video from AFKfest is also here:


  • #2
    very nice article. it is nice to see car computers starting to get a little more media attention.
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    • #3
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Maheriano View Post
        nGhost?
        nGhost FTW!

        But in all serious, nGhost wasn't mentioned in the article , or in those videos .
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        • #5
          Great article - hopefully more to come.
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          • #6
            Very cool, thanks for the link. Great article.
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            • #7
              would've been nice for the online version to have more content and pictures, but it's still pretty cool to be featured in a major newspaper!
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              • #8
                Congrats - Very nice guys

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SFiorito View Post
                  would've been nice for the online version to have more content and pictures, but it's still pretty cool to be featured in a major newspaper!
                  I read the article this morning in the Cars section, and the picture of Greg's setup didn't really do any justice. To the general public, it just looks like a navigation headunit and nothing special.
                  Although, great job to everyone for becoming Times-worthy!

                  The article wasn't that bad, but I felt the reporter just took the info from the forums and made up a story to make it more attractive. I also think MP3Car should have been mentioned. Free advertising and increase popularity at the same time

                  just a plebe's .02
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                  • #10
                    My only regret is that they failed to include my comprehensive deconstruction of Dada and an analysis of the motivations behind its self-proclaimed refusal to accept categorization as an art movement.

                    Oh, and I there were some pictures too.
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                    • #11
                      I agree that there needs to be more coverage of all the technology that you are all working with. I do think that this is something that Rob and I can help a bit with. For a start, we need more videos of people's installs. If we get raw video, we can edit it and put it up on the blog....hm i wonder if the mp3Car forums could use a video camera that we send to meet up organizers.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Heather View Post
                        I agree that there needs to be more coverage of all the technology that you are all working with. I do think that this is something that Rob and I can help a bit with. For a start, we need more videos of people's installs. If we get raw video, we can edit it and put it up on the blog....hm i wonder if the mp3Car forums could use a video camera that we send to meet up organizers.
                        WHY? When most of us already have cams, hell we had one remote meet already (hooked up Chicago and Florida all day one Saturday this past summer via video conference with two cams at each location).

                        Why not just decide on a format, suggested length, script, etc., and let us do it.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kev000 View Post
                          nGhost FTW!

                          But in all serious, nGhost wasn't mentioned in the article , or in those videos .
                          Thought it was but it wasn't. I keep forgetting about Centrafuse.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Maheriano View Post
                            Thought it was but it wasn't. I keep forgetting about Centrafuse.
                            it wasn't, but it should have been .
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GizmoQ View Post
                              WHY? When most of us already have cams, hell we had one remote meet already (hooked up Chicago and Florida all day one Saturday this past summer via video conference with two cams at each location).

                              Why not just decide on a format, suggested length, script, etc., and let us do it.
                              really?
                              OK, great. The format should be like the videos that we created at the AFK fest:

                              Length: no more that 5 minutes
                              Content:
                              1. Video Install tour
                              2. Presentation on technology if someone wants to give a tour of the new RR or Rev FE or some other product, they can also do so.
                              Script: informal
                              Information needed: ideally a first name and last if the forum member does not mind, and their forum name.
                              Format: ideally 1080i, but if not any format is fine, but the better the quality format the better the video will be.
                              Submit File to mp3Car: via ftp account.



                              Also - how do we let everyone know that you guys are doing a video conference, so that other forum members can plug in or at least watch. Is there some way that I can help.


                              Also - how do we let everyone know that you guys are doing a video conference, so that other forum members can plug in or at least watch. Is there some way that I can help.
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