Quotes of the Week, September 30-October 4

"Microsoft can't stop this; it can only attempt to control it, The whole world's gone Java crazy." - Tony Occleshaw, IBM marketing manager.

"[The K6] will have the full MMX instruction set licensed from Intel, not the Cyrix let's-see-if-we-can-get-it-working approach." - Richard Baker, marketing manager on Cyrix's attempts to produce an MMX chip.

"I told them that I loved what I'm doing. This job is more rewarding," - Netscape's CEO James Barksdale on turning down the position of AT&T CEO.

"We've known for a while that those products were getting shorter in supply so it wasn't that much of a surprise." - Mark Leathem, Kingston Technology, on RAM doubling in price.

"I've been asked by Microsoft vice president Paul Maritz to run the ActiveX Group," - Joe Maloney, Open Group director after ActiveX meeting in New York.

"People in the shareware industry are disgusted that CompuServe should attempt to acquire rights to people's copyrighted intellectual property in such a manner." - Colin Messitt, MD of Oakley Data Services on CompuServe asserting its rights over shareware data.