HAL became operational on 12 January 1992 at the HAL Laboratories in Urbana, Illinois, as production number 3. Yep: it’s HAL’s birthday.
Addendum: a reader on Facebook pointed me to this lovely takeoff, which I hadn’t seen before, where Hal is run by Amazon’s Alexa. Superb!
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