Re: off topic

Hi Greg,

I asked around at the Trace Center, and Gregg Vanderheiden gave this reply.

--Dave Hoyt.

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Votrax was the earliest stand alone synthesizer I know of.
 Echo  was also early but votrax was earlier.

There were of course a bunch of mainframes that synthesized speech.

Voice Input ???  hmmmm.   I would talk to dragon and kurzweil and ask them.


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At 12:10 PM 10/7/97 EDT, you wrote:
>I just got asked what the earliest speech input and speech output
>systems were, I just thought somone on this list might know.
> Greg Priest-Dorman
> priestdo@cs.vassar.edu      NO SOLICITING
"I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out
listings of their operating system." --Bill Gates

David Hoyt
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