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Collection Moving Image
Title: Highlights Kenneth Thompson Oral History
Date: 2005-02-08
Credit Line: Computer History Museum
Accession: 102645439
Caption: At Bell Laboratories in 1977, Ken Thompson (best known as the co-creator of the Unix operating system) and Joe Condon designed and built Belle, a dedicated chess-playing machine connected to a minicomputer. Belle's custom hardware and endgame database revolutionized computer chess.