Artifact Details

Title

Thompson, Ken oral history

Catalog Number

102657921

Type

Text

Date

2005-02-08

Contributor

Mashey, John, Interviewer
Rosenshteyn, Yan, Cameraperson
Thompson, Ken, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Identifying Numbers

Other number OHP 136

Extent

32 p.

Description

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.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Thompson, Kenneth; Thompson, Ken; Bell Laboratories; Unix operating system; Condon, Joe; Belle

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Lot Number

X3091.2005