catmandue writes: Who could forget that today in Urbana, IL on January 12, 1997 (1992 in the film) that HAL became operational. Leave it to the French to instead call him CARL Cerveau Analytique de Recherche et de Liaison ("Analytic Research and Communication Brain"). The camera plates, however, still read "HAL 9000". Link to Original Source
Real Programmers don't write in FORTRAN. FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and
crystallography weenies. FORTRAN is for wimp engineers who wear white socks.