Attitudes from the Editor
For as much pain and suffering as CES might create in December, I always get a strange high when my plane hits the tarmac at the Las Vegas airport: It is good to be back—I can't wait to see everybody.
Entering 2002, I am hopeful for our industry and our nation. Our industry is blessed with a direct connection to the consumer; technology is increasingly a part of everyday lives. Those of you at CES are mingling with our greatest asset—the people of our industry. I encourage you to read the Dealerscope Hall of Fame profiles contained in this magazine for some amazing examples.
Yet I am sobered by the threat recently experienced by Dealerscope's January CES Capital Steps columnist, Congressman Darrell Issa, R-CA, the founder of Directed Electronics Inc. The fact that some wacko wanted to blow up his Congressional offices is a harsh reality, and a good reminder as our industry enters the New Year: We are not isolated. We should not kid ourselves. How we treat each other, how we do business and watch out for each other matters greatly—on a micro and a macro level.