[openbeos] Re: Christianing party

  • From: <DaniTDI@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 16:39:06 +0100

HAL's name was intentional, Kubrik was refering to IBM with it, in a way of how 
computer might, in the future (at the time) control our lifes. HAL--> IBM.. 
clever guy that Kubrik uh? :)


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Subject:        [openbeos] Re: Christianing party

>> IBM - does it get more boring than this?
> It's actually one-upping National Cash Register, the company Tom Watson
> worked for before he started IBM: National->International, Cash->Business,
> Register->Machines.  At least there's some general logic behind it.

And, while we are on the topic, remember HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey

H + 1 = I
A + 1 = B
L + 1 = M

Hmmm, very interesting :)


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