Re: Belated Re: CULTURE/SPACE: Tom Hanks on "2001"

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 20:17:50 MST

At 09:34 PM 21/02/01 -0500, Jim Fehlinger wrote:

< another long and brilliant series of analytic comments >

>The robot's voice becomes slower and lower in pitch as it dies, like HAL's
>(of course, the metaphor in both cases is a wind-up phonograph running down).

Well, even older tech than that, I'd say: a music box (with a pirouetting
dancer, say), or even older: a clock with figures coming and going at the
striking of the hour.

Damien Broderick

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