In 1974 a man with a communications disorder made history when he ordered a pizza over the phone with a talking computer built by Michigan State University’s Artificial Language Laboratory. He tried calling Dominoes four times, but they thought it was a prank and hung up on him. But another pizza delivery service took the order.
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When rotary phones were first introduced people had a tough time figuring out how to use them. Sounds funny but imagine showing a rotary phone to a teenager today and see how long it would take them to figure it out!