I have my new Apple iSight mounted on my TiBook as I’m working here at the O’Reilly campus. During the last week, it’s become a very popular topic of discussion, both online and in person.
The HAL 9000 from Stanley Kubrick’s, “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Apple’s Y2K ad.
Here’s the new iSight. Is it HAL’s progeny? Should I be concerned?
Just in jest, I happened to mention that when I’m not conferencing, it would be an excellent tool for grating Parmesan cheese for my salad. I could be mistaken, but I thought I saw it blink after that comment…
Then it dawned on me that my sweet little iSight looks a lot like the HAL 9000 Apple featured in its Y2K Super Bowl ad. Take a look for yourself.
Well, it was probably nothing. But I think I’m going to keep the iSight’s lens shutter closed during future joke-making about Apple hardware. Just in case.