Thursday, April 17, 2008


Do you know how some people have pet peeves? Things that shouldn't really bother them, but do?

Well, one of my pet peeves is writing LabVIEW with the wrong capitalization.

The "Introduction to LabVIEW" topic in the LabVIEW Help expands the acronym: Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench. I don't understand why publications that wouldn't call NASA "Nasa" or FIRST "First" insist in calling LabVIEW "LabView."

Speaking of FIRST, did you see today's announcement? "FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a nonprofit organization inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders, has selected the National Instruments CompactRIO embedded control platform as its next-generation FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) robot controller."

Next year's FRC competition will give high school students the option to program their robots using LabVIEW!

I expect soon we'll be seeing these students joining us in our online communities. I hope you'll join me in welcoming them!