April 27, 1998: Koko Gorilla Gets On AOL Chat
1998 – Using AOL chat, a sign language interpreter and an active audience, a female gorilla named Koko answered questions to the public. Koko resides at the Gorilla Foundation and with a vocabulary of 2,000 words, was able to respond to the chat room.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for April 27
- Xerox introduces the 8010 Star Information System.
- Captain Midnight hijacks an HBO satellite
- Giants Pitcher Brian Wilson’s Twitter is shut down due to posts that could give advantage