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* MICROSOFT chairman Bill Gates on the direction he hopes his hardware OEMs will take: "I expect Windows and DOS to be considered a single product." (Quoted in Infoworld, 3/13/89)

* IBM Application Systems Division director of software vendor operations Howie Hunger on his organization's commitment to OS/2: "If the discussion is that you want to develop in PC DOS with windows, we are less likely to continue our discussion with you." (Quoted in Computer Systems News, 4/10/89)

* WORDPERFECT executive vice president Pete Peterson on his company's $57 million first-quarter revenues: "we have benefitted from the delays of competing products, and we have had our .best quarter ever. We seem to be always having our best quarter ever." (Press release, 4/4/89)

* SOFTWARE GARDEN president Dan Bricklin on why it's hard to predict development schedules accurately: "Productivity among good programmers can vary by as much as a factor of 10. Among all programers, and there are plenty of bad ones, this disparity can be as much as a factor of 100, so there is no real gauge for forecasting development time." (Quoted in Computer Reseller News, 4/10/89)

* APPLE attorney Jack Brown on the possibility of a quick settlement of the Apple-Microsoft look-and-feel suit: "If we resolve this thing tomorrow, I will personally eat that bench." (Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, 4/17/89)
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