Open the Pod Bay Door

“I’m Sorry, Dave
…but I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

HAL became operational on 12 January 1992 at the HAL Laboratories in Urbana, Illinois, as production number 3. Yep: it’s HAL’s birthday.

2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: The Year We Make Contact are available on Amazon DVD. Both are awesome.

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!

Comments are Below — Found out why Facebook isn't showing comments lately: they couldn't find the Privacy Policy on this site. You know, the one that has been posted at starting the day this site went online. Yet they didn't bother to NOTIFY me that they were missing that URL. Now you know how much Facebook cares. Comments "should" return soon; don't know how long it takes for its systems to catch up. -rc