The New York Times
NUMBER ONE WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 1964 PRICE SIXPENCE
Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey
Computer bugs still bug State Lottery
New Straits Times, 19 May, 1988 (also 15 June, 1988)
As of Wednesday night, only about 2.700 of some 3,100 terminals that were supposed to be installed as of last Friday were operating. Mrs. Paul said.
She is considering fining Control Data Corp., a Minneapolis company that has the contract to install the computer terminals at retail outlets across the state, up to *$600 a day for every machine that isn't operating.
"It's never worked," said Snow Lopez, a Tampa newsstand operator where one of the terminals was Installed. "We're the Joke of the mall."
Frank Mirabella of Control Data insisted all 3,100 terminals were working as required by the contract but conceded 400 of them weren't communicating with lottery headquarters In Tallahassee.
Mirabella and Mrs. Paul both said most of the problems were related to telephone connections that haven't yet been made or aren't properly operating. Mrs. Paul said lottery officials also are investigating a report Thursday in The Tampa Tribune that several Tampa Bay area retailers included in a listing of terminal sites hadn't yet received their machines.
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