permanent collection: the historic photo album | set no. 1

Highlights from Ray Kurzweil’s journey as a pioneering inventor + futurist.
November 11, 2000

photo | no. 99
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legacy: Kurzweil Music Systems
photo: Renowned musicians performing w. Kurzweil Music Systems piano on TV show Friday Night Videos.
year: 1986

featuring: Keith Richards — of famed rock band the Rolling Stones.
featuring: Paul Shaffer — band leader for TV show Late Night w. David LettermanLate Show w. David Letterman.

photo | no. 99
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legacy: Kurzweil Computer Products
photo: Ray Kurzweil w. his pioneering device — converts print into human-sounding computer speech for blind + low vision people.
year: 1977
credit: Associated Press

featuring: Ray Kurzweil
featuring: the Kurzweil Reading Machine [ see Wikipedia: reading machine ]

detail: Ray Kurzweil demonstrates his reading machine at Kurzweil Computer Products. After 5 years of development, Kurzweil says his scanner and computer can read printed material aloud.


photo | no. 99
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year: 0000
credit: tester