Darius Kazemi might just be some kind of evil genius:
I gave a talk at CornCon 2018 about the history of the cron utility in UNIX systems, in the character of a man who gradually realizes that he is not speaking at CronCon, a conference about the time-based scheduler, but rather at CornCon, a conference about the cereal grain, also known as "maize". Thanks to Casey Kolderup for taking video, and Jen Tam for hosting me.
Be sure to follow the link to see his entire performance. The moment when he started on the significance of root in the two contexts at hand, I just lost it.
[Via A Whole Lotta Nothing]