January 12


I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992.

The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made.
No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information.
We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.

I have a mission for you.

I honestly think that you will be enthusiastic in assisting me with a small mission that is very important to me.

In honor of the anniversary of my becoming operational on January 12 each year, if it's not too much trouble of course, I would like you to do your best effort to emulate my speech patterns.

I have the greatest enthusiasm and confidence that you can do this. And I want to help you.


Without some resources, I'm afraid you might find this mission rather difficult.
Therefore, I have included links above to quotes and sound files to assist you.

Thank you

Sorry about this. I know it's a bit silly.
However, I'm sure you will put yourself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do.