Not only did SAGE employ the largest computers every made in the world
but they provided much of the design and infrastructure that formed the
foundation of not only the internet but also our air traffic control
Most Americans didn't realize that there were thousands
of people that acted like guardian angels and watched over and protected
the North American continent 24/7 who not only had the capability of
detecting but also to destroy any hostile aircraft before it could cause
any loss of lives and damage to property.
Thousands of dedicated
members of every branch of our armed forces including our partners in
the RCAF under the joint command of NORAD worked
hand in hand to provided an airborne security blanket that served as a
great deterrent from aerial attack.
To use the current overused
exaggeration for many mundane things, the SAGE System including the
equipment and all of the people from design, to implementation,
maintenance, operation and all those whose efforts in the numerous
support units deserve the honor and recognition of a job well done.
only was their Cold War mission was successfully accomplished but
considering the tools developed for it are part of the global
advancement in technology is really and truly "awesome" and deserving of