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A.C. Clarke proposes for HAL 9000

  [Forwards blown out the air-lock]
    Writer Arthur C. Clarke was participating in a panel discussion via
    the Internet as a part of Cyberfest '97.  This was held at the
    University of Illinois at Urbana, the "birthplace" of HAL 9000, the
    intelligent, self-aware computer in his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey.
    At the conference, which included a competition to write HAL's first
    words, Clarke offered his preference for HAL's first spoken
    "I have taken the liberty of removing Windows 95 from my hard drive."