found it: first speech synthesizer (at least, for S-100 systems)

Bob Smith bobsmithofd at
Wed Dec 16 14:35:48 CST 2020

We had a Votrax in our lab at DEC around that time, we set it up with
a photo detector to trigger a phrase when someone walked by. IIRC
programing the sounds used a phoneme library... that was fun figuring
out before we finally got the manual!!

On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 11:14 AM Chuck Guzis via cctalk
<cctalk at> wrote:
> I sent away for the Computalker demo cassette tape back in the day.
> Maybe a copy is still on the web.   I thought it was hilarious,
> particularly the singing.
> Now we get synthesized junk phone calls...
> --Chuck

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