"Clarke speculated that the reason Kubrick is so touchy about whether it's '92 or '97, is that Kurbick is the world's most fanatic perfectionist. And nothing in any of his films is allowed to be wrong. And Clarke said he thought maybe there was a typographical error in the screenplay or maybe the actor read the line wrong. But obviously it was 1997 because you wouldn't trust the most important space journey in the history of mankind to a nine-year-old computer. It's kind of like if you were sitting there today with an IBM PC from 1981 with no hard drive."
   --Roger Ebert, Pulitzer Prize winning film critic

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