Happy 10th Anniversary, Steller Sunshine, SL's Oldest User
In March 2002 or roughly thereabouts, a web designer and mother of four children from Southern California accepted an early invite to explore a new virtual 3D space called Linden World, and chose the avatar name Steller Sunshine. I write about her in my book, but the ultimate upshot of her first night in-world is an object that still (to my knowledge) exists in Second Life, as the first instance of user-generated content: A giant beanstalk. Last I heard, Ms. Sunshine is still in SL (though perhaps more often in another avatar guise), so if you see her profile in-world, do wish her a happy 10th anniversary.
Thanks to fellow veteran Eggy Lippman for the tip; image credit from Steller's site.