8 A.M. Sunday, 12th of January, 2014. HAL'S birthday. I'm tired as fuck.
HAL/IBM. HAL=IBM. IBM=HAL.
H+1 = I
A+1 = B
L+1 = M
So HAL is indisputably IBM. Just go one letter on in the alphabet from H, A and L and you get I, B and M.
But what is IBM? A computer company Kubrick had a grudge against? Or are we just missing a "T" in the greatest riddle known to mankind? Confused? Allow…