Software Automatic Mouth: Mark Barton
Mark Barton was creator of SAM — Software Automatic Mouth. Released
in 1982, SAM was the first software-only speech synthesizer for
personal computers. It was available for the Apple II, Commodore
64, and Atari 8-bit computers. He later developed Macintalk, speech
synthesis for the Macintosh computer; and narrator, the speech
system for the Commodore Amiga.
This interview took place on May 22, 2020.