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March 17, 1987

CONTROL DATA STOPS BAITING THE AIR FORCE

By CBR Staff Writer

If you poke sticks through the bars at the lion long enough, he’ll finally be provoked beyond endurance, wait his moment, reach out a paw and smite your head off, as Control Data has finally realised: Air Force officials reached the paw through the bars stage the other week after the company had nagged them non-stop for months over that contract awarded to Honeywell bidding a couple of top-end NEC 1000 mainframes, and CDC has suddenly got the message that it had better belt up if it ever wants any more Air Force business – it has suddenly abandoned its vociferous campaign to have the bid reopened.

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