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Computer Hall of Fame

Some of my favorite famous computers, fictional and real.

HAL 9000 is the sentient on-board computer of the Discovery One spacecraft in Arthur C. Clarke's fictional Space Odyssey saga. HAL (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer) is an artificial intelligence which interacts with the crew.

Enemy mothership from Independence Day. The improbable odds rival the New and Improved National Debt — (a) creating a program to work on alien computers, combined with (b) transmitting that virus to the mothership, and it causing (c) catastrophic failure of the ship.

EVE is the computer-generated female entertainer from Megazone 23. She came before Wall-E's EVE, but after the Eve in Genesis 2.

QWERTY is the helpful PC who brings up a bible verse to summarize the lesson from each Veggie Tales video.

Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator, a cyborg sent back in time as an assassin.

Lieutenant Commander Data, played by Brent Spiner, is an android in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

A whole lot of famous alien robots came from the Transformers TV series. (Yes, this one does remind you of Macross, doesn't it?)

"Kitt is an artificially intelligent electronic computer module installed in a highly advanced, very mobile, robotic automobile: the original KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) as a 1982 Pontiac Firebird."

These guys are probably the most famous computers of all time. R2D2 and C3PO of Star Wars, but you knew that.

Disney/Pixar's Wall-E.

ENIAC was employed in fighting The War by developing predictions for trajectories of shells and bombs, and in calculations for the hydrogen bomb. (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer)

Okay, she doesn't qualify to be among my favorite, but she deserves honorable mention. Rosie from The Jetsons.