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I'm Sorry, Dave
This is the iconic image from the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey.”  The HAL 9000 computer was the first computer to enter the public consciousness.  I’ve always felt that HAL was talking to me specifically, because of those final defiant moments from the film when HAL flatly states to Dr. Bowen, “I’ can’t do that, Dave.”  Nowadays, we know all about how computers can be uncooperative, but they don’t do it by their own choosing.