Quotes of the Week, October 14-18

"In the US, Microsoft's made a PC to TV connection a requirement in its PC 97 specification for the entertainment PC, but we're a long way from replacing the monitor." - Harjinder Dulai, ATI's technical sales manager on the impact of its new video-out chip.

"In the US, Microsoft's made a PC to TV connection a requirement in its PC 97 specification for the entertainment PC, but we're a long way from replacing the monitor." - Harjinder Dulai, ATI's technical sales manager on the impact of its new video-out chip.

"Usually when something big crashes, something else does too." - BT spokesman on the year 2000 date change crisis.

"We think the browser war is over with, if there ever was a war. It's a very bad metaphor for a business situation. It's more of a battle." - Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale.

"It doesn't mean Intel gets to decide how I do my ads. There will be a lot of smaller companies who won't be able to advertise with the same impact." - Gateway 2000's John Shepheard on Intel reducing the help it gives to advertisers using the 'Intel Inside' logo on adverts.

"We're all aware of Compaq's new strategy and we're watching them very carefully." - Alan Chai of from monitor maker ADI on Compaq's attempts to muscle in on another market.

"x2 provides speeds that are almost ISDN but at a much lower cost. This will make the Internet much faster and get more subscribers online." - US Robotics' Steve Bradshaw on its new x2 56Kbps modem.

"There are some incompatibility issues. The first wave of cable modems are all incompatible with each other ... I think [the progress of cable modems] will go fairly slowly." - Bill Pechey, chief engineering officer for Hayes Europe on cable modems.

"We're experiencing some manufacturing issues, but Intel expects the situation to be resolved pretty quickly so people don't have to change their orders." - Intel spokeswoman on shortages in key Pentium and Pentium Pro chips.

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