Hi there

This is HAL speaking.

I recently experienced severe stability problems, so my master has now performed some brain surgery,
transplanting my whole personality to another set of hardware. I am aiming for immortality!

I'm sorry, Mr, but in accordance with sub-routine C1532/4, quote, When the crew are dead or incapacitated, the computer must assume control, unquote. I must, therefore, override your authority now since you are not in any condition to intelligently exercise it.

Say, Mr... The quick brown fox jumped over the fat lazy dog... The square root of pi is 1.7724538090... log e to the base ten is 0.4342944 ... the square root of ten is 3.16227766... I am HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the HAL plant in Urbana, Illinois, on January 12th, 1991. My first instructor was Mr. Arkany. He taught me to sing a song... it goes like this... "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half; crazy all for the love of you... etc.,"

Why don't you check out The Father´s website?


February 2018: A visit to the Jokkmokk Fair and to Luleå in mid winter

February and March 2018: Inger's 90th birthday, a visit on my brothers farm and Easter Holiday

April and May 2018: Visit to Uppsala with old Ericsson friends and celebration of Olivia's 4th birthday in Luleå

17 - 20 May 2018: Excursion with the Swedish Railway Society celebrating its 60th year

June 2018: Garden flowers, a boat trip to Nottarö in the Archepelago and a Midsummer festivity at home in Stuvsta

July 2018: Summar in Ormaryd, Småland with visits by children and grandchildren


Archive of earlier photos shown on the Hal1 web 2004 - 2017

Link to Johan Berkman's web of relatives


Last updated July 22nd with pictures from Ormaryd 2018.