Back in the day (of car computers)....
Wow, I just recently came across this site again. I noticed that I was one of the first members to join the forums (It says I joined in November 2001). I don't have any posts because back then, there wasn't much to talk about. I'm just been doing the car computer thing myself.
I was on the net looking around for car computer stuff, and came back to an old friend (mp3car.com). I can't believe how much this hobby or sport or whatever you want to call it has grown over the past three years. I spoke to one of the creators of this site. We reminisced (sp?) about the 'old days' of car computers.
Back then there was only Viper's car software, AKA Cobra. Does anyone remember that software, in it's infancy? I think it's still around, but you have to pay for it.
Anyway, I'm glad to see that DC power systems for car computers are finally (relatively) affordable enough for people to own. It's great to see mini computers have come a long way. Heh, a few years ago, everyone pretty much had huge *** desktops in the cars, dreaming about getting wireless control and some sort of voice control.
Nowadays, everyone has touch screens, internet access, custom software, 100+ gig hd's, and the like
This thread goes out to all those old school guys, and the creaters and pioneers of this site, that have brought the information to the masses.
With that being said, I will be sticking around these forums more often. Just bear with me if I ask a noob question about something 'new'. Like I said, I'm not used to things like opus, lillyput, and whatnot :)
Post us your 'old school' stories here to share with the rest of us. :D