Rob Pike robpike at gmail.com
Mon May 13 22:48:36 AEST 2019

Ken tells me (and I now remember) that the photo in the article was of a
sort of input device, a board built by Dave Hagelbarger that sensed where
the pieces were so could digitize moves.


On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 10:44 PM Ralph Corderoy <ralph at inputplus.co.uk>

> Hi Rob,
> > >
> https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/silicon-revolution/in-1983-this-bell-labs-computer-was-the-first-machine-to-become-a-chess-master
> >
> > That photo is not Belle, or at least not the Belle machine that the
> > article is about.  Belle is in a white wooden box about the size of a
> > bar fridge, with a stylized blue and gold logo on the side.
> Here's a picture that matches.
> http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=23230
> The one in the article seems to come from
> http://www.peteradamsphoto.com/belle-chess-machine/
> --
> Cheers, Ralph.
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