"The problem with Larry Ellison and Bill Gates is that they think because they have big companies, that they are the only two companies that can exist." - Netscape's Jim Clark on sharing a battlefield with Microsoft and Oracle.
"We wanted to give IT managers zero administration but allow the user flexibility and control." - Microsoft's Julie Cox on its NetPC budget-computer standard.
"If you think of a corporation with 1,000 PCs, each with a 1Gb hard drive, how much of that gets backed up every day?" - Sun's Chris Sarfas on the benefits of the Network Computer over conventional PCs.
"Users have a legacy of 15 years of software and the move to Java isn't going to happen overnight. People are used to the idea of running software on their hard drives." - Cyrix MD Brendan Sherry on its adoption of Microsoft's NetPC platform.
"Do you remember Jammy Dodger [biscuits]? It's the sweet spot in the middle, the lucrative area of the market that we want to achieve results." - Samsung's Charles Bows on its SensPro range of corporate notebooks.
"If you look at the example of the London Stock Exchange which needs to be 95 per cent and above fail-safe, I don't think you'd see that system moving to NT." - Tandem's MD, Andy Sims, on Tandem's move into 'Wintel' servers.
"Let's not turn the clock back to a mainframe with a dumb terminal attached." - Intel's James Smith, singing the praises of Intel and IBM's cost-saving alliance.