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

Koster Koster
Thu Dec 13 08:52:54 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mats Lidstrom

> Back in '95 it was called avatars in Habitat/WorldsAway and I
> can't remember I've heard it called anything else. Never heard
> "toon" being used, but I'd guess that's a remnant from MS
> ToonChat.

I think The Realm and ToonChat were right around the same time. I
know that they called them "toons" in The Realm, which given its
graphics was inevitable.

Of course, now I am remembering that there was of course the game
AVATAR on PLATO in the 70s.

-Raph
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