Tag Archive: 2001

Humor – 2001: A Space Odyssey, if Hal was Siri [Video]

This hilarious video is for anyone who has experienced frustrations with Siri, and who is also a fan of the science fiction classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Imagine Hal is Siri. But, rather than Hal being a creepy malevolent and increasingly self-aware insubordinate artificial intelligence, it’s just Siri, friendly as ever but sometimes incompetent, … Read More

Hey Samsung! Stanley Kubricks 2001 Didnt Invent Tablets, Apple Did. Heres Proof

Yesterday, Samsung used Stanley Kubrick�s 2001: A Space Odyssey � a forty year old science fiction movie about a future that is now ten years old � as an example of prior art in their ongoing IP lawsuits. Samsung claimed that the tablets shown in 2001 were prior art, and they proved that Apple didn�t actually invent the idea of a touchscreen tablet; therefore, Samsung�s Galaxy Tab can�t be accused of  [Read More…]

Samsung Is Counting On Stanley Kubricks 2001 To Save Them From Apple

Faced with lawsuits around the globes, Samsung�s counting on a surprising witness to help them prove that their Galaxy Tab 10,1 didn�t rip off the design of Apple�s iPad: long-dead director Stanley Kubrick!


Florian Mueller at FOSS Patents reports that Samsung�s latest documents filed against Apple�s US motion for preliminary injunction cite Kubrick�s 1969 sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey as prior art.

In particular, the above screenshot showing  [Read More…]