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[ih] What is the origin of the root account?

> On 4/11/2013 11:58 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>> First off, please be careful to distinguish between _ARPANET_ 
>> development
>> (both hosts and switches) and _Internet_ development. Totally separate
>> efforts, mostly different people, etc, etc.

Well I'm not sure about the "different people part."  I do seem to 
recall that Kahn and Cerf were both ARPANET program managers before 
their TCP/IP work - and an awful lot of folks in this discussion were 
involved in both.
> Please forgive me for that--the difference is indeed important. 
> However, as a non-combatant (nor participant, if you rather) in the 
> flow of history I think of one leading to the other and I'm not sure 
> even now, where the tic on the time-line belongs.
Might want to start here:

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra