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.