Barely five minutes into his opening keynote speech, Tim Dehne paused to ask how many NI Week attendees had all 10 of the t-shirts given away. A few hands went up. Dehne, NI’s senior vice president of R&D even found one attendee who was wearing the first one, which gave the top 10 reasons for attending NI Week. To see photos of the shirts, click here.
The t-shirts have become collector’s items that are truly priceless, since no one seems to have heard of anyone actually paying for a vintage shirt. “It’s more a badge of honor, that you’ve been here for years,” says Kyle Voosen, vision product manager at NI.
In addition to t-shirts, this year’s attendees also got small badges with a blank space for proud wearers to enter the version of LabView that they started with. Co-founder Jeff Kodosky bested everyone, putting Version 0.0 on his badge.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Noting that we now live in an era of “confusion and ill-conceived stuff,” Ammunition design studio founder Robert Brunner, speaking at Gigaom Roadmap, said that by adding connectivity to everything and its mother, we aren't necessarily doing ourselves any favors, with many ‘things’ just fine in their unconnected state.
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