FW: Cold War Air Defense: NORAD (System 425L) and SAGE Audio File
- From: Jim Innes [mailto:innesj@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 6:34 PM
Subject: Cold War Air Defense: NORAD (System 425L) and SAGE Audio File
I am not even quite sure just what Vortex Technology actually does, but they
have these audio files on the site, along with a file of HAL from 2001 A
Space Odyssey singing "Daisy" (which I simply have to figure how to make it
into a ringtone for my Nokia - any suggestions for where to get
instructions?). Also there are some other interesting computer history
items on the page.
Cold War Air Defense: NORAD (System 425L) and SAGE
<http://www.vortex.com/rmf/norad.ram> RealLogoNORAD 16 Kps Audio
<http://www.vortex.com/rmf/sage.ram> RealLogoSAGE 16 Kps Audio
During the early stages of the Cold War, and the dawn of modern computing,
the enormous U.S. Air Force projects to build the NORAD Cheyenne Mountain
Complex (known officially as "System 425L"), and the massive SAGE air
defense computer system, were in full swing. Do you recall those impressive
computer consoles with all the blinking lights from Lost in Space, Time
Tunnel, and other Irwin Allen television productions? Many of them were
actually decommissioned SAGE hardware!
Now hear two fascinating short Air Force informational productions dating
from the time of both projects'
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