Today in Tech History – – April 27, 2018

1981 – The first mouse integrated with a personal computer made its appearance with the Xerox Star workstation.

http://www.digibarn.com/collections/systems/xerox-8010/

1995 – The Justice Department sued to block Microsoft’s purchase of Intuit, claiming the acquisition would raise prices and squash innovation. Intuit still exists but Microsoft Money is long gone.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2026&dat=19950427&id=CfQqAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jdAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=6545,2500946

1998 – Roughly 8,000 AOL subscribers joined the first known live interspecies chat with Koko the gorilla. Koko signed her answers; Penny Patterson interpreted them; and an AOL chat facilitator entered them in the computer.

http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9804/24/gorilla.chat/index.html

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