HAL's iconic camera-lens eye

HAL's Legacy


Wikipedia - 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Film

The Novel

2001 film poster
HAL's Legacy book
2001 space station


"I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois, on the 12th of January, 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song."  "It's called Daisy."

Wikipedia: HAL 9000

The HAL Project

The Case for HAL's Sanity

Happy Birthday, HAL

The Real HAL: AI in Space

HAL, The Computer

Why Does HAL sing "Daisy"?


Communications transcript between mission control and Apollo 13's moon-bound crew, before the onboard crisis materialized.
CC    Capsule communicator (CAP COMM) 
CDR   Commander James A. (Jim) Lovell Jr. 
CMP   Command module pilot John L. Swigert Jr. 
LEB   Lower equipment bay 
DSKY  Display and keyboard 
00 11 20 14   CC    Apollo 13, Houston. 
00 11 20 18   CDR   Go ahead, Houston. 
00 11 20 19   CC    Okay. Looking at our computations back here, we show you about 55 450 and going out rapidly now. 
00 11 20 33   CDR   Well, Hal might be a little bit off. 
00 11 20 36   CC    Okay. 
00 11 20 37   CMP   We have a sign underneath our LEB DSKY that "my name is Hal." 
00 11 20 45   CC    I can't imagine how that got there. Just remember, you have to be nice to Hal. 
00 11 20 55   CMP   We will. 
Source: NASA History, Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, Mission Reports, "Apollo 13 Technical  
Air-to-Ground Voice Transcript (raw)"
2001 Discovery X-Ray Delta One
HAL Jr handheld computer

New on the market:
The HAL Jr Handheld Intelligent Computer
Original psychoneurotic anomalies included

2001: The Space Sequences 

Frank & HAL play chess

Here's the Poole-HAL match. Click above for the first game.

For the last one, click here.

HAL AV panel
ISYS small RG
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