a bit of trivia I found interesting

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Sat Dec 21 11:02:08 EST 2002

Dave Hunt writes:
> I have heard that DEC founder (Ken Olsen) was the model for dectalk.
> Truth or yet another urban legend?:)
The DEC Talk's inventor was Dr. Dennis Klatt. He would place radioactive
pellets in the back of his moth and X-|ray himself speaking in order to
better understand the formation of speech. From this he was able to
model a synthesizer.

Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, it cost him his life from throat

				Janina Sajka, Director
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				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

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