On Dec. 4, 1974, Michigan State University professor Donald Sherman used a then-progressive technology to order a pizza by telephone.
Sherman, whose speech was impaired by a rare condition, couldn't talk. Instead, he had a computer speak for him.
It was a historic occasion, a huge step for speech technology at the time.
Fast forward 38 years and a newscaster's video of the seminal event is making its rounds on the Internet, appearing on numerous blogs and news websites.
The video was uploaded to YouTube in 2010 by John Eulenberg, a retired MSU professor and former director of the university's Artificial Language Laboratory, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of "the first use of a speech prosthesis in history," according to the video's description.