I just looked at my account page and see I've been a member of POI Factory for 5 years today. I found the site after buying my first automotive unit, a Garmin 260.
I've had a good time, "met" some fine people, created a bunch of POI files that I hope others have found useful, and was even honored once as a COW.
Still having a good time, but it doesn't feel like so much time has passed. Where did that time go?
(Opps I just noticed I had a typo in the subject line. Changed Here to Where)
HAHA, I just looked at my account and I'm at 5 years and 6 months! You're right, it definitely doesn't feel like I've been using this site for that long.
...when you're having fun.
4 years for me. Whouda thunk!
As I update my Nuvi to the new maps (in preparation for taking our daughter back to college this weekend), I mused about the last five years on this site as well...
As I've said before, it's a good family. Like any family, you have squabbles, but we're here to help each other. The family continues to grow.
How have our technologies changed over that period?
Displays have gotten bigger, denser, brighter (good thing, as my eyes need the larger displays).
Maps are arguably better.
The GPS birds are still the same (well, they did turn off Selective Availability, but that was over a decade ago now).
The GPS/NAV market has evolved as many electronics markets do, with one line of products more or less following a constant-performance decreasing-price curve, and another line of products more or less following a constant-price-point increasing performance (or increasing bells and whistles) curve.
Those two curves give you really cheap one-trick-pony GPS units, and expensive do-more-than-you-need GPS units. Plus a lot in between.
GPS isn't just about NAV. GPS modules for nav as well as timekeeping are pretty much ubiquitous, being built into cameras, phones, watches (such as for joggers/runners), computers of all sizes and shapes (yeah, that covers phones as well), and all sorts of test equipment.
The family just keeps getting better!
5 years, 12 weeks here.
I am at 5 years and 1 week. IIRC I joined while visiting family outside of Toronto. I had a Garmin C550 then and I was looking for some area POI's. Wound up finding this site and signing up. I can't believe it has been this long. In fact, I was reviewing some software modules at work that I was working on back in 2007. Seems like just a year ago yet it was six years.
Looks like I too am a member of the "5 year club"...
6 Years 27 weeks
I have joined the 5 Year Club also.
5 Years 32 Weeks
Happy 5 yr. anniversary!
Wow! I let my anniversary pass without notice. I just checked and I've been here 5 years and 29 weeks. Most of the other POI sites I used to visit have closed down. The longevity of many of the members of this site is a testimony to what a fine resource the POI Factory is.
I'm now at 6yrs 37 weeks, wow, time flies
Congrats! I'm at 5 years, 51 weeks and counting! That's like a century in internet years, isn't it?
6years and where has the time gone. My first was a 660 and I remember paying $1000 for it.. WOW.... time sure have changed
I cannot believe it either myself! 5 years and 50 weeks!
That is nearly 6 years and almost 3 Garmin's later I am still returning to this wonderful website.
5 years and 14 weeks for me this week. Seems like yesterday when I joined.
OK, I had to check - 5 years, 24 weeks. It doesn't seem that long.
5 years 51 weeks...I agree, where did the time go?
...The longevity of many of the members of this site is a testimony to what a fine resource the POI Factory is.
Nah, our longevity is that we're a bunch of old farts havin' fun.
Time flies when hitting "reload" waiting for new maps to be released.
Been a member for 6 years and 27 weeks. I still enjoy reading the posts and commenting once in awhile. It feels like family.
...an old timer then I must be ancient. 6 yrs 37 weeks.
that threshold myself.
I'm coming up on 6 years shortly... Might be time to start looking at a replacement for my Garmin StreetPilot C580.
and going strong!
4 years plus spent "recalculating"
Only one year 22 weeks for me. I feel like a newcomer compared to the rest of you.
This is my first day on this site. However, I was the Deputy Test Director for the first GPS systems in the World. We didn't have all the sats up then and it was for military purposes only. Yes, We have come a long way! Keep up all your interest and good work! Dan
6 years 14 weeks - how time flies
6 years 30 weeks
Yep. Where did the time go?
Nice to see so many names I recognize. It is also nice of the site folks to display the number of years by your name.
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