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VTAM


avatar
chat
cyberspace
MUD
virtual reality

(1) A graphical icon that represents a real person in a cyberspace system. When you enter the system, you can choose from a number of fanciful avatars. Sophisticated 3D avatars even change shape depending on what they are doing (e.g., walking, sitting, etc.).

(2) A common name for the superuser account on UNIX systems. The other common name is root.



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Outstanding Page The Avatar Factory
Contains over 400 downloadable avatars for the Virtual Chat program. In addition, users can send a photo of themselves to the Webmaster and have a personal avatar made. Updated on Apr 11, 1997

Outstanding Page The Avatar Shoppe
The Avatar Shoppe hosts over 1200 avatars that you can save to your PC.

  Avatars for Worlds Chat
This site hosts an avatar database and information on the Worlds Chat utility. Updated on Mar 1, 1998

  The Guild of Avatar Creators
Provides information and resource links for those interested avatar creation and protection. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Yahoo!'s avatar page
Yahoo!'s directory of avatars. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

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