[Ads-l] Metaverse

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 13 12:51:47 EST 2022


Thanks for your note VS. Metaverse is an interesting term.

Here is a link to the Quote Investigator article presenting the Neal
Stephenson citation for metaverse within his 1992 novel “Snow Crash”:

In the Lingo, This Imaginary Place Is Known as the Metaverse
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2021/10/30/metaverse/

Here is a ADS message with cites for Mark Zuckerberg and Stephenson:
http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2021-October/160604.html

Garson

On Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 9:50 AM victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> This is from an email promo from Bookperks (Harper Collins). I haven't
> checked other sources.
>
> "From Neal Stephenson—who coined the term "metaverse" in his 1992 novel *Snow
> Crash*—comes a sweeping, prescient new thriller that transports readers to
> a near-future world in which the greenhouse effect has inexorably resulted
> in a whirling-dervish troposphere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global
> flooding, merciless heat waves, and virulent, deadly pandemics."
>
> VS
>
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> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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