[ih] Fwd: History of "accounts"
Brian E Carpenter
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sat Feb 8 11:08:54 PST 2014
I had a look at Wilkes' 1968 book "Time-Sharing Computer Systems".
He describes the login procedure of CTSS as the exemplar. He also
cites a reference giving 11/1961 as the date of the first running
version of CTSS (on a 709). Since Wilkes would certainly have claimed
the idea of a login account for his own lab if he could have plausibly
done so, I assume that CTSS was the true origin.
BTW I also noticed that he credits Roger Needham with the idea
of storing only encrypted passwords on the host, using an unspecified
On 08/02/2014 20:09, Joly MacFie wrote:
> Anyone here want to give Michele further pointers?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Fred Fuchs <fred at firesabre.com>
> Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 10:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [Air-L] History of "accounts"
> To: Michelle Forelle <mcforelle at gmail.com>, AoIR-L <air-l at listserv.aoir.org>
> On 2/7/2014 7:51 PM, Michelle Forelle wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm working on a project which requires me to look into the history of the
>> concept of "accounts," as in bank accounts or social media accounts.
> "Accounts" in computing began in the days of batch processing and
> timesharing. Here are some related links:
> Here's a bit more on banking too:
> Good luck,
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