Quotes of the Week, January 5-9

"It takes me back to a year ago when people said Windows CE devices were in competition with Psion." - Microsoft's Anne Mitchard on suggestions that the Palm PC and USR's PalmPilot are a little bit too similar.

"It takes me back to a year ago when people said Windows CE devices were in competition with Psion." - Microsoft's Anne Mitchard on suggestions that the Palm PC and USR's PalmPilot are a little bit too similar.

"Unless we're allowed to enhance Windows, I don't know how to do my job.'' - Bill Gates, plays the DOJ Blues. Again.

"It will be a store win a store. This is a strategic partnership. Maplins sell everything to make a PC but they've never sold actual systems." - PC maker Maple's Simon Dunn on a tie-up with the Maplins Electronics retail chain.

"I actually think the device is quite useful to everyone" - Microsoft's Craig Mundie on the firm's Auto PC dashboard computer.

"$268 is still not the sweet spot for an entry-level PC. That's sub-$150." - AMD's Rana Mainee on Pentium II pricing.

"Oops, I forgot something." - Steve Jobs joshes his Macworld audience before announcing a surprise profit.

"I don't care if you're a railroad, you're interested in electronic commerce. Is it [a bigger opportunity] than messaging? I don't know [but] billion dollar companies like Dell and Cisco have legitimised that area. We think we have killer products in that area with [recent acquisitions] Actra and Kiva." - Netscape's Jim Barksdale sees e-commerce coming to the rescue.

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