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

Noel Chiappa wrote:
>      > I seem to recall that the first VAXen didn't even exist until around
>      > 1975. :-)
> Without checking, I think it was somewhat later. MIT got an early one, but
> that was around 1978.

A little earlier than that.  I graduated in 1975, and remember one 
arriving a couple of years earlier.  I was taking a lab course, and it 
showed up one day in the prof's lab.  I think it was Joel Moses, and I 
seem to recall we were playing with some of those computer driven pogo 
sticks that were all the rage - though most of what we did in that 
course had to do with wire wrapping DEC logic boards together (remember 
when DEC still was in the module business? :-)