If you’ve seen 2001: A Space Odyssey, you know how intimidating that the HAL 9000 computer can be. As he loses his digital mind, the stubborn computer takes over the ship and becomes a murderer. Peering out from its singular red eyeball, HAL will kill you with his blank stare and monotone voice.
We’re big fans of 2001: A Space Odyssey around here. There isn’t nearly enough 2001 merch available for fans, so when we see something nifty, we’ve gotta post it. This sweet Hal 9000 USB Drive helps to rectify that situation.
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“Open the pod bay doors HAL.” “I’m sorry Dave. I can’t do that. How about opening some Christmas presents instead?” That’s what this HAL 9000 Christmas Ornament might say to you on Christmas morning. Hot on the heels of the Dave Bowman plush, Hallmark is continuing its celebration of the 50th anniversary of 2001: A Space Odyssey with a new keepsake ornament that lets you hang a miniature version of the HAL 9000 computer on your Christmas tree.
Nice try D-Link. Sure, you can call your new product the Komfy Switch with Camera, but I know HAL 9000 when I see him. You can give HAL a few new angles and take away the evil red glow, but I know this light switch secretly wants to flush me out of the airlock.
Sure it might let me see what’s up in my house with its beady little 1080p camera and send me notifications if it senses motion or if it gets too hot in my house, but I know it’s only biding its time.
I can only assume Komfy 9000 will take over my smartphone with its Komfy App letting me believe all is well right up until it goes insane and tries to kill me or at least turn the lights off right as I step over a big pile of LEGO in a sadistic attempt to cause grievous injury and save itself.
Few villains enjoy a level of popularity as HAL 9000, which is why it’s not surprising that ThinkGeek’s newly released life-size replica of the computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey is already sold out despite its significant asking price.
MacBooks already have a distinctive Apple logo, but some smart people are doing some really great decals that will make you pause and wonder if you should finally give them a go. The HAL 9000 decal is pretty amazing.
Designer Neil Poulton got the inspiration for the domed glowing light on the outside of his latest hard drive design from the red light on the face of HAL 9000, the infamous computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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