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A Space Odyssey

Hi John,

The name of the computer in "2001: A Space Odyssey" was called "HAL", which is actually one letter in the alphabet back from "IBM"!

Douglas Rain was the voice of HAL.

Regards,
Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

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#1 Comment By John B1_B5 On December 31, 2006 @ 2:15 am

He just read your email.
I have that movie on DVD.

#2 Comment By Samuel On December 31, 2006 @ 2:22 am

Incidentally John, where do you get the television pictures for your historical posts, like your current [5] post? Do you have a collection of historical footage or do you just keep an eye out for television documentaries?

I must say that the things I learn from reading your blogs are nothing short of astounding.

#3 Comment By John B1_B5 On December 31, 2006 @ 2:36 am

All on tape Samuel. I’ve been collecting TV documentaries for almost 20 years now. A lot of them were originally on Beta, and I had to transfer them over to VHS.

#4 Comment By Samuel On December 31, 2006 @ 2:41 am

That’s what I call commitment! You must have an awful lot of interesting information on those tapes.

Unfortunately I’m too young to have ever experienced the quality difference between VHS and Beta.

#5 Comment By John B1_B5 On December 31, 2006 @ 3:00 am

That’s where I have a big advantage.
On the downside, it means I won’t be around as long as you will
be !