|Kat Wrote:I suppose I should've made it HAL vs. MCP. HAL may be older, but he's been to SPACE, man. I totally think he qualifies.|
I meant it the other way round. Since HAL9000 is supposed to have been built in 2001, it would be the more modern computer.
Heh, no wonder I was confused for a minute. I was thinking in terms of when the movies came out.
I dunno. I'd say both are comparable. One took over a spaceship and committed homicide, one took over a company, blackmailed folks, and had designs on the U.S. government. Pretty evenly matched, I'd say!
Although I still think MCP would win. Technically you could argue that HAL was programmed to a certain purpose, hence everything he did. MCP did it all on his own. (MCP got pwned better, though... he was brought down by a frisbee and a couple guys in skintight leggings...WHITE skintight leggings...*)
*This is not really something you admit when you meet up with the other programs at the server down the street.
(and if it was down to HAL and Tron... well, Tron was getting it on with Cindy Morgan [AND he managed this while wearing white skintight leggings], so he automatically wins. They don't even need to fight, dude.)