Thursday, January 24, 2013

HOW A COMPUTER ORDERED A PIZZA In 1974


Welcome to Computer History 101! Back in 1974 computer geeks Jerome Jackson and John Eulenberg of Michigan State University’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory created the tech that allowed a computer to order a pizza.

Using a very awesome early 70s modem and type-to-speech technology, one Donald Sherman had the computer call Domino's Pizza (who promptly hung up after thinking it was a prank) only to have Mr. Mike’s Pizza satisfy the craving for hot cheese of baby Skynet.

It was the earliest indication that someday we all could buy stuff without ever having to deal with human beings ever again...well, that and the fact that computers could do stuff that would eventually be our undoing.

How fun!


Source: Foodiggity

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