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Tornadoes and Tragedies

Remembering Storm Chaser Tim Samaras at NI Week 2011 Many of us were there, gripped by his enthusiastic use of NI products to instrument tornadoes. And also gripped by his fascinating, yet terrifying videos of lightning capture at 10,000 frames per second and deployment of instrumentation pods in the path of an on-coming tornado. Yet […]

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You Get What You Deserve

by Carsten Thomsen If you’re familiar with Austin, I assume you know where the following sign comes from: (Put your guess in the comments). I ate there for the first time in 1983 when National Instruments hosted an IEEE P981 meeting.  As far as I recall this committee had a goal to standardize the Test […]

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Austin Big Wigs Congratulate NI on 25 Years

In 2001, National Instruments celebrated its 25th year anniversary. Watch the YouTube Video to see congratulations from Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, Bill Walker, Motorola STS Division, Michael Dell, Dell Computer and Hector Ruiz, CEO of AMD. And why not write in the comments how you remembered 2001.

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AE Zone to Sales Cycle Training in Colorado

by Mark Morris First a few things about me at NI. I joined NI as an AE on January 15, 1996, as did Jamie Smith, David Beisner, and Nick Warren. I was the “old guy” because I had work experience prior to joining. Our AE manager was Andrew Barton who soon left to build the […]

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Most popular: Dr. T and Jeff K inducted in the Inventors hall of fame Jeff K History of LabVIEW Memoirs of the Web Part 2 Earlier Posts Too Hot to Handle: NI Week 1997 and fire alarm The Genius of the AND …Do you understand Dr. T’s sayings? NI 2021 Shareholder Meeting (Webcast replay) includes […]

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Retro: Just look at all those cool folks on the original LabVIEW Team

…not to mention all those hot retro computers with high-resolution displays! 😉

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NI 30 years/ LabVIEW 20 Years

Two big anniversaries for NI. Watch the Video. You will just love to the the sleek, modern computers of those days!!! Put your guess at what year it was in the comments.

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Nostalgia

1987: Dr. T and Ron Wolfe demo LabVIEW for local Austin TV Station KVUE.

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Memoirs of the Web Part 2

By John Graff Larry Anglin, the creator of the initial website for NI (www.natinst.com) wrote a recent post sharing some of his recollections from the early/beginning days of NI’s website. I had the pleasure to work with Larry on the launch, and then take responsibility for NI’s web efforts when Larry left NI at the […]

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Memoirs of the First NI Webmaster, Larry Anglin

I do recall a few things about the first web site I did at NI.  It ran on a Windows NT machine and I hand-coded it in Notepad.  When we bought the machine and installed it, I got to pick what IP to give it.  I had it assigned .31 because I was 31 years […]