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Kubricks 2001 question

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posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 12:41 AM
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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.......




posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 12:43 AM
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Apologies to Arthur C Clarke....



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 12:48 AM
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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.......


The name HAL is an amalgam of "heuristic" and "algorithmic," the two main processes of learning. Very interesting correlation however!



posted on Aug, 4 2006 @ 12:53 AM
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He has apparently denied this before

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