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History Lesson of the Day - The Story of SAGE (~1956)

The development of the SAGE system cost more than the Manhattan Project (atomic bomb).

It was an American air-defense system. The largest computer ever built. Used from the 1950s all the way into the 1980s.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-Automatic_Ground_Environment

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Added: Jul-1-2014 Occurred On: Jan-1-1956
By: Missing Chromosome
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Weapons, Science and Technology, History
Tags: war, cold war, mainframe, ibm, norad, radar, F-94 Starfire, F-89 Scorpion, F-101B Voodoo, F-4 Phantom, air defense, bunker, SAC, strategic air command, AWACS, vacuum tube, dr strangelove, colossus computer
Location: United States (load item map)
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