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

Sorry, according to the Wikipedia, The first VAX was sold on October 25, 1977.

Which sounds about right.

We went through most of the line:  a PDP-11 in 1970 later called the 
/20, a /40 for a short time, then a /45 and an LSI-11 about 1975, /70 
and then a VAX.

At 6:32 PM -0400 4/12/13, Miles Fidelman wrote:
>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? :-)