June 5, 1938: Pedro, the Voder Computer Speaks
1938 – Pedro, the Voder is the name for the first computer that could produce speech. Bell Telephone brought out Pedro to the Franklin institute to show the new option off. Of course, years later, we can replicate a persons sound, which was shown off when Roger Ebert was on Oprah taking for the first time since his surgery.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for June 5
- Apple II goes on sale
- Bob Hope was declared dead on the Internet – which was not true
- Jeff Moss joined the Homeland Security Advisory Council