this is like the grand old idea that is like chasing your own tail. hence the saying "should i buy now while i can still afford, or just wait until the better version arrive". if you just wait untill a better technology than the present arrive you will never gon'na get any. there is no such thing as the grand final technology. people will always strive to find better ways to enhance creativity and life. this is what makes our species unique.Quote:
Originally Posted by Linus
when i first joined the car/pc bandwagon i had a 486 with dos and a keypad for control. i could'nt even afford a keypad during that time that i had to hack an old keyboard to make a keypad.. i mean com'mon this is the original idea of the "computer in a car" thing... to do something no other people around you has ever done, to make something out of an ordinary, to explore, to wonder, to learn. my first 486 carputer project will never match carputers nowaday, but the feeling i had during that time when i first successfully fired up my mp3car for the first time and drove out of the carpark and into the our local streets, and i begin to wonder "wow, i got something in my car that i had built that no one within the radius of a hundred or even thousands ever had." that experience definitely opened the door for me.
ask "mastero" how he felt when he first fired up his own version of the "sproggy dc-dc psu" and he'll tell you the same thing. nowadays you don't even have to be a comp. guru, you can now buy stuff and just connect them. it's only up to the person how far you wanted to go.
so if you'll ask me the best time to buy is yesterday. this is what i have learned from my years of experience in IT. get the best technology you can afford, and stick with it.