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Quotes of the Week, October 7-11

"We are in discussions with... UK Online. The talks concern the possibility of co-operation or merger or acquisition in light of current consolidation in the Internet industry.

"We are in discussions with... UK Online. The talks concern the possibility of co-operation or merger or acquisition in light of current consolidation in the Internet industry." - Easynet warns the City of potential coupling.

"Cheyenne will keep all its employees and will remain independent. " - Cheyenne's Paul Dunford gives thanks for being spared by the CA grinder.

""We [Byte and Dixons] can both exist. In retail of any kind there are always two major players. I don't think there's room for another player at the top." Byte's Steve Rigby closes the door after picking up Escom's old Office World concessions.

"We're starting to send out press releases to The Sun and the Star because buying a PC is not just for high-income families any more." - Rigby aims low.

"The high numbers of dissatisfied users is partly due to accountants being wary of embracing new software, and partly due to companies using outdated systems. The information's not available on time, or just not available," Tate Bramald's Jyoti Banerjee on UK asccounting practices.