Kenneth L. King
Kenneth L. King,
an American electrical engineer and entrepreneur. Since the late 50s, Kenneth L. King was involved in the development of graphical CRT computer displays and later computer-aided design (CAD) platforms. He was long time fellow of computer graphics pioneer Carl Machover  , as they were co-founders of RMS Associates in 1960, '64 renamed to Information Displays, Inc. (IDI)  .
IDI's stand-alone CAD platform IDIIOM (IDI Input-Output Machine) included a furnished Varian 620/i minicomputer  . IDIIOM ran a chess program developed by Kenneth L. King in collaboration with NASA engineer Chris Daly within its own prototype of a Graphical User Interface. The program, later dubbed Daly CP, won second place in the First United States Computer Chess Championship 1970 in New York City  .
IDIIOM playing chess 
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