On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, Niklas Nordebo wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 05:48:42PM +0000, Robin Szemeti wrote:
> > and for a bonus half point (cos its easy) .. why was HAL called HAL?
> It's IBM with each letter shifted once to the left.

 Clarke plausibly denies that he noticed this before writing it. I could
tell you what it means in the book, but it's not wort typing all those
long words for half-a-point.


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