Why HAL sang Daisy…


Admit it, you’ve wondered at least once why HAL sang Daisy in his death scene in 2001 A Space Odyssey, right?


Oh, was that just me then? How embarrassing.

Well, you’re probably wondering it now at any rate. Am I right?

The reasons why Kubrick went with Daisy can be found in this little clip….

And here for your listening pleasure is the full computer speech demo from Bell labs given in 1963.

PS – the HAL death scene makes you tear up just a little bit every time doesn’t it? Just me again? Damn.