Exploring early GUIs

Lars Brinkhoff lars at nocrew.org
Mon Sep 21 02:45:36 CDT 2020

Noel Chiappa wrote:
> > it was AI rather than MC.  As I'm sure you know, AI had the Rubin
> > 10-11 interface
> Really? (I expect you're correct, mind.) I just remember one day MC
> wasn't running as normal, and I was told it was because CHEOPS was in
> some tournament, and MC had been taken offline so that it could focus
> on the game.  So I assumed CHEOPS was connected to MC (and had indeed
> wondered why/how, when I wrote that message, with the Rubin interface
> being on AI).

The MaHack sources seem to say it was made to run on the KL10 out of
timesharing, so I suppose the intent was to really have the full machine
dedicated to chess.  I hope it did well!

> It was pretty early, but I guess the CHAOSNET was already running
> then. My guess is that AI didn't do much but act as a communication
> node between CHEOPS and MC, for that.

I think that's correct.

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