Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Random Fact About Your Correspondent:

I always cry when HAL sings "Daisy" in 2001: A Space Oddysey. I mean, sure, he's a psychotic murderous artificial intelligence, but he meant well.

7 comments:

BobG said...

http://www.kottke.org/06/04/hal-daisy-2001

Paul Simer said...

He's like the Germans... not inherently evil, but ambitious and misunderstood.

1894C said...

"I mean, sure, he's a psychotic murderous artificial intelligence, but he meant well."

Just like a Kennedy.

Gewehr98 said...

Let me guess, HAL is the first voice one hears when Tam's laptop Mac boots up.

(If you need the .wav file...) ;)

Anonymous said...

No, it's the first voice that Tam hears when she wakes up.

EgregiousCharles said...

Me too! If I ever have to kill a murderous AI, I hope I can do it quicker than Dave.

A.C. said...

On a serious note, it's amazing how far ahead of it's time that movie was.

Ok, carry on.

and darn, the word verification code is like a VIN number tonight.