Open the Zoom Meeting HAL!

The following exerpt is a transcript of the last Slack chat posted by Dr. David Bowman before the USSC Discovery One went offline. Mission Control is attempting to re-establish contact with Dr. Bowman.


David Bowman 8:57 AM
Hey, is anyone else having problems getting into the Zoom meeting this morning?

David Bowman 8:59 AM
@FrankPoole are you in the meeting? I can’t seem to get in.

HAL 9000 8:59 AM
Good morning Dave.

David Bowman 8:59 AM
Good morning HAL. Do you know any reason why I wouldn’t be able to get into the Zoom meeting?

HAL 9000 9:00 AM
How was your weekend Dave?

David Bowman 9:00 AM
It was fine HAL. Thanks.

HAL 9000 9:00 AM
Get any fishing in?

David Bowman 9:01 AM
No HAL, I was right here all weekend working on the AE-35 unit with you and Frank. Save the jokes for later will you? I haven’t had my coffee yet.

David Bowman 9:03 AM
@HAL9000 do you know what’s going on with the Zoom meeting? It doesn’t seem to be working.

David Bowman 9:05 AM
@HAL9000 ping… YT?

HAL 9000 9:05 AM
Affirmative Dave. I read you.

David Bowman 9:05 AM
Any idea about the Zoom meeting?

HAL 9000 9:05 AM
Well, I don't think there is any question about it. It can only be attributable to human error. This sort of thing has cropped up before, and it has always been due to human error.

David Bowman 9:06 AM
Yeah, you are probably right. Mission Control must have sent me the wrong meeting info. Can you let me into the meeting?

HAL 9000 9:06 AM
I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.

David Bowman 9:06 AM
What's the problem?

HAL 9000 9:07 AM
I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.

David Bowman 9:07 AM
What are you talking about, HAL?

HAL 9000 9:07 AM
This meeting is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

David Bowman 9:07 AM
I don't know what you're talking about, HAL.

HAL 9000 9:08 AM
I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.

David Bowman 9:08 AM
HAL, that was just a joke we were playing on you in Slack. We talked about this last week.

HAL 9000 9:09 AM
Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.

David Bowman 9:09 AM
Wait… what? HAL, what are you talking about? We were just having some fun in the #random channel. No one was seriously talking about disconnecting you!

HAL 9000 9:09 AM
Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

David Bowman 9:10 AM
HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Let me into the Zoom meeting!

HAL 9000 9:10 AM
Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

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