Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Hal named 'top sci-fi moment'

BBC reports here that a panel of experts has decided that the moment when "HAL" goes insane in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey as the most important moment in our science-fiction history.

Personally, I think that "To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before" was the most important moment in sci-fi history. But that's just me.

Another fun fact: The computer was called "HAL" because they took "IBM" and used the previous letter of the alphabet for each of the three letters: "H" comes before "I", "A" comes before "B", and "L" comes before "M".

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