funny character in SF Citations for OED

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 27 00:55:22 UTC 2008

Following up Jay Garmon's list of  *75 words every sci-fi fan should
know*<>I found the
following sentence under "
avatar <>", in the last sentence in the
Comment section:

This source also supplied an incidental bonus: a use of the non-sf term
> "online", which antedates the earliest cite in OED£ by one year.

The character after "OED" is a "character unknown" glyph in UTF-8 view and a
pound sterling symbol in ISO-8859-1 and Windows 1252.

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