Roland Thigpen (
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 01:04:28 -0500

On Mon, 13 Dec 1999 20:46:59 -0800 -Z- <Z@Gundam.Com> wrote:
>At 20:19 12/13/1999 +0100, you wrote:

>People often see or read into thing something the author never
>intended. Shortly after it came out, many people noted that the letters in
>the name "HAL" could be shifted one step to the right to become "IBM" -- H
>-> I, A -> B, L -> M -- but author Arthur C. Clarke has repeatedly said
>that it came as a surprise to him.

And if you take the letters for the fuel source in MOSPEADA, a substance known as HBT, and shift them one step to the left, you get GAS.


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