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Issue No. 02 - April-June (1998 vol. 20)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 14-19
<p>This article recounts the development of a stand-alone CAD platform, the IDIIOM. The IDIIOM was developed during the mid-1960s at Information Displays, Inc. (IDI), then in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. According to its creators, the IDIIOM was the first general-purpose design workstation, the first commercial CADD platform, and the first software drafting package to operate on its own computer without communication links to a mainframe computer. The article follows IDI's startup, the company's evolution into the fledgling computer graphics field, IDI's development of stand-alone CADD hardware and software, and IDI's unwillingness to accept the emerging technology of the Direct View Storage Tube.</p>

D. Bissell, "Was the IDIIOM the First Stand-Alone CAD Platform?," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 20, no. , pp. 14-19, 1998.
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