In the past few weeks, I’d written about the fact that I’m not attending the LabWare CEC. If you’re there, right now, please don’t look for me because it won’t be a fruitful pastime. When I wrote about the fact that I won’t be attending this event, I’d mentioned the session about HAL and several people have asked me about it so I’m going to give a link for those who are curious.
The link is: 2016 LabWare CEC
Look at the first item on page 7. It’s entitled “HAL.” In one of my posts, I joked about avoiding HAL. In case you don’t know this, HAL was the computer in a space movie and meant to be Big Brother, watching and monitoring everything the crew did. Another tidbit is that the letters “HAL” are one letter away from the letters “IBM.”
However, I have no idea what this session could possibly be, especially since, even today, it says it will be added (yes, I know the conference has started and it’s still not defined but that’s just how it is). Would LIMS Administrators be coming together to figure out how to spy on their users? It seems unlikely. But only those who attend will know, if they’re willing to tell what nefarious deeds they learn at this session. 😉