Flashback Friday: Watch A MSU Student Order A Pizza Using A Computer In 1974 [Video]
In 1974, computers were known for helping with business applications and for the aerospace programs, but they were not known for helping with day to day function like human speech.
But the Artificial Language Lab at Michigan State University was already delving into projects like aiding those with speech and communication issues learn how to perform daily mundane tasks, like ordering a pizza.
Watch as this man with a communication disorder uses a primitive computer to order a pizza. It takes a while as Dominoes hangs up on him four times before he finally finds a place that understands the computer voice.