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Originally posted by Slaine01
As HAL - the onboard computer that became "insane" and tried to destroy the crew in 2001 A Space Odessey - was being created for the film, did Kubrick deliberately invent the name HAL as a link to the new and upcoming (at that time) computer megalith of IBM?
I mean if you add the next letter along to each of the 3 letters of HAL - what do you get.......