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    number

    I'm not sure what "a number" in the following refer to. Of course I know its general meaning.

    'Good choice,' she says. 'Here are some jobs you might be interested in,' and gives you three brouchures.

    >Exmine brochures.

    The titles of the three brochures are as follows: 'Hal Computers: We've got a number for you,' 'Yoyodine Defense Technologies: Help us reach our destructive potential,' and 'Lucasfilm, Ltd: Games, Games, Games!'

    >Open Lucasfilm brochure

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    Re: number

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    I'm not sure what "a number" in the following refer to. Of course I know its general meaning.

    'Good choice,' she says. 'Here are some jobs you might be interested in,' and gives you three brouchures.
    >Exmine brochures.
    The titles of the three brochures are as follows: 'Hal Computers: We've got a number for you,' ...

    Thank you.
    My guess is that the "number" refers to a computer. They have a computer they want to sell to you. "number" is used this way in many applications. For example, if a car salesman is showing you some cars he may say, "Now this little number comes with a powerful engine." A sales representative in a clothing store may say "This blue number will look good on you."

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    Re: number

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    It might be useful to know the titles of the other two brochures to see if there is a common theme or style that might shed more light on this.
    It occurs to me that the computer in the film "2001: Space Odyssey" is called 'HAL 9000', and that the "number" might refer to that in some way.

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    Re: number

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
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    It might be useful to know the titles of the other two brochures to see if there is a common theme or style that might shed more light on this.
    It occurs to me that the computer in the film "2001: Space Odyssey" is called 'HAL 9000', and that the "number" might refer to that in some way.
    I provided more context in the original post.

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    Thanks for the extra information, unfortunately I don't think it helps. I can't add anything to my earlier suggestion.

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