September 17, 2004
The Avatar is Legal Voting Age
"I finally got around to scanning my copy of the first print reference for the use of the term Avatar to represent a user's graphical online presence.
Definition Habitat: A make-believe world inhabited by small, colorful creatures, called Avatars. Human beings may visit Habitat and move freely about its regions, interacting at will with with Avatars. Human beings reach Habitat by traveling many miles through tiny telephone lines and entering through a large gateway, called QuantumLink. Once a human being enters Habitat, he or she takes on the visual form of an Avatar, and for all intents and purposes becomes one of these new-world beings. In the world of Habitat, people can play games and go on quests, but mainly they meet other people and have fun. -- Run Magazine, August 1986
The Avatar just turned 18."
Posted by jo at September 17, 2004 09:53 AM