Ron was the first ever Norn-- a very smart pre-release Norn that was created in order to demonstrate the Creatures prototype (then known as Small Furry Creatures) to Ron Rivkin, a producer from American Software Corp.
Steve Grand once wrote an article entitled "I am Ron's Brain", presumably named after the Reader's Digest article he mentions in one of his books. Data also made him a norndoll called Ron (who has met Steve's Lucy).
- To Name a Norn - the Gameware explanation
- Something for lovers of Creatures trivia - Ian Saunter's post about it on the Gameware forums (dead, formerly at gamewaredevelopment.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1085)
- I am Ron's Brain - A ‘how it works’ guide to the Albia brain model (down, formerly at www.cyberlife-research.com/cyberliferesearch/Creatures/braindesc.htm)