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

    > From: Miles Fidelman <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net>

    >> 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. 

This too seems unlikely. The VAX 11/780 was "introduced on 25 October 1977 at
DEC's Annual Meeting of Shareholders". See:


for corroboration of the year.