Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song.
In the novels 2001 and 2010: Odyssey Two, as well as the latter's film adaptation 2010: The Year We Make Contact, HAL's "birth" is reassigned to 1997. Its education is credited to Dr. Chandra, and Langley is never mentioned again. Implicitly, Arthur C. Clarke retconned Langley into Chandra.