Why HAL sang "Daisy Bell" in 2001

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    It turns out that there was a real-world precedent for a computer singing “Daisy, Daisy…”

    Check Roger Ebert’s blog for the sordid details.

    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

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