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A.C. Clarke proposes for HAL 9000
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- Subject: A.C. Clarke proposes for HAL 9000
- From: "George J.P. Perry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 17:36:04 -0800 (PST)
[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."