Ordering Pizza By Computer (1974)

“This high-tech sociolinguistic experiment was conducted at the Lab on the evening of December 4, 1974. Donald Sherman, who has Moebius Syndrome and had never ordered a pizza over the phone before, used a system designed by John Eulenberg and J. J. Jackson incorporating a Votrax voice synthesizer…” While the original order was placed with Dominoes (who hung up), the final order was successful and 30-45 minutes later the lab received a 16″ pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, ham, and sausage.

Via: Slice