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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 […]

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Share Your Stories and Pictures

Easy picture submission A picture is worth a thousand words, but often there is a story behind the picture that makes it much more valuable. So send a picture and a small anecdote or story to ct@pxi.dk. For upload of multiple pictures or videos: Click here to learn more about sharing.

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Dr. T. Technology Time Machine

Watch Dr. Truchard in a 2012 video “Technology Time Machine” highlighting the history of NI, it’s core strategies, and vision for the future. He talks about his long-term goal of “Graphic System Design” which ties together all the pieces of the development, production and deployment ecosystem. Starting with LabVIEW in 1986 he talks about the […]

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The History of LabVIEW

Presented by the Father of LabVIEW at NI Week on August 4, 2011. And join the conversation in the Comments below about how you view the future of LabVIEW. Or contribute with your biggest success stories.

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LabVIEW in Stealth Mode

In 1987 NI had about $13 million in revenue, and LabVIEW, on the Mac, a computer not taken seriously by industry. But there, in “stealth” mode, LabVIEW could mature quietly with a small, loyal following. When LabVIEW 2.0 burst on the scene on the Windows platform in the early 1990s, its sales exploded, and it […]

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Measuring History

Friends and fans of NI might enjoy this recently published new book that tells the story of LabVIEW and how it changed the world.   Measuring History: How One Unsung Company Quietly Changed The World In 1976, three engineers from Austin, Texas created something that would one day touch the lives of more than half of […]

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Too Hot to Handle!

Too Hot to Handle–NI Week 1997 It was hot outside in August 1997.  And really hot inside at the Renaissance Hotel in the Arboretum in Austin, Texas.   Hot, because of the announcement of the PXI bus.  An open bus architecture for modular instrumentation.  With a huge future potential. We thought it was fast back […]

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Dr. Truchard and Jeff Kodosky National Inventors Hall of Fame

On May 2, 2019 Dr. T. and Jeff K. were inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Along the other Inductees was Ken Thompson, inventor of the UNIX operating system which was used for the first system built by Jeff K. and Dr. T. You can watch the full video here along with the […]