Some Tuesday Geek Trivia from our friend HAL

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Here is some Geek Trivia for your Tuesday.

Who here remembers 2001: A Space Odyssey?  I know, its a classic right?  Anyway, as the HAL 9000 is shutting down – he starts to sing “Daisy”, but do you know why?

 

 

The song is actually Daisy Bell written in 1892 by Harry Dacre – but in 1961, one of the earliest mainframes (the IBM 7094) also became the first computer to Sing.

 

 

Also, one has to wonder – is Mr. Langley also a shoutout to CIA Headquarters, based in Langley VA?

 

Finally, if you have not seen the movie Moon with Sam Rockwell – you should immediately.  Kevin Spacey’s voice makes me think they could do a 2001 Remake and I wouldn’t complain. 

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