#2001: a space odyssey

Too bad about Frank, isn’t it?

The first thing HAL 9000 says after he kills an astronaut by crashing a shuttle into him.

2001 is very visionary in all aspects except the characters and sociocultural elements. On the moon there are still ‘girls’ typing up all the male scientists’ communication. Everyone reads late 50s British.

But this works so well for the HAL, who comes across as a panicky, clumsy computer who’s not quite sure if anyone suspects his transgressions.

(via dbreunig)

Yes, Samsung is actually using Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey as their claim of prior art for the design of the iPad (which Apple is suing them for copying). 

What’s still unclear is why, with such advanced knowledge, Samsung would not have created their killer tablet between 1968 and 2010. For some reason they had to wait until the iPad came out.