Quotes of the Week

"Psion is not really talking about why or what. Having got all the information, we decided the deal wasn't in the best interests of our shareholders.

"Psion is not really talking about why or what. Having got all the information, we decided the deal wasn't in the best interests of our shareholders. It wasn't a matter of 'cold feet'; cold feet is the wrong implication to draw." - A defensive Psion spokesman rebuffs Alan Sugar's suggestion as to What Went Wrong.

"They're claims - my Dad is bigger than you're Dad. Prestel isn't a service we come across much. If you launch a service with five modems tomorrow and hardly anybody knew, you could be very fast." - Pipex's David Barret is unimpressed by Prestel On-Line's performance claims.

"Psion would have been very disappointed by what they saw under the surface. I think it was a very generous offer; I wouldn't value their shares at £1, never mind £2." - Ex-Amstrad man Philip Benge comments on Amstrad's City value.

"It makes a great Doom platform." - Gamers comment on NT 4.0's improved graphics performance.

"It'll still be the brand names you know and love." - NEC's Graeme Simons on NEC, Packard Bell and Zenith's not-very merger.

"It's like putting a turbo-charger on a 1.6 litre engine" - Mesh's Andrzej Bania on SDRAM.

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