[MUD-Dev] First use of "avatar"?

Koster Koster
Wed Dec 12 15:07:54 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ola Fosheim Grostad
> "Koster, Raph" wrote:
 
>> I want to say that avatar was used before Snow Crash. Am I wrong?
 
> Farmer and Morningstar may have used it prior to that book, but
> that does not mean that Stephenson didn't make it the common word
> for user embodiement in the VR community.

Sure. but the OED is looking for first citations. :)

-Raph
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