Wait wait wait. Time out. I'm not gonna get into the brace wars, but:
In fact, the history of K&R goes back to a 1990's book on programming for Windows.
"K&R" are Kernighan and Ritchie, the authors of the book The C Programming Language (and of course, they're also the authors of, well, the C programming language). I don't know what programming book you're thinking of, but I assure you that the K&R brace style predates that book. And, for that matter, predates Windows.
(Ironically, while the Whitesmiths style also predates Windows, Wikipedia suggests that it was popularized largely by... early books on programming for Windows.)