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

Pizza deliveries cataloged on Google Maps

Pizza delivery and military base

While looking at a grayed-out military base on Google Maps sent to me by a friend and visible above in the lower right-hand corner, I found a link to the above map.  It appears that pizza delivery driver Will Dockery and his fellow employees have documented their deliveries from October 20, 2008 until the most recent update on September 8, 2009.

I love the overlapping histories and trajectories; Dockery’s deliveries bounded by the forbidden zone of the military base.  What if every cell phones enabled a simple tracking of a behavior, overlaid on a map?  What if this kind of data were as ubiquitous as photography?