"It would be nice if there were a simple solution to this quandary–nationalize Windows? break up Microsoft?–but there isn't."

—Andrew L. Shapiro in the December 8, 1997, issue of The Nation, writing about federal antitrust action against Microsoft.

"This case…is about a fundamental principle in our economic system: open and free competition. When a dominant company artificially dictates how, where and even if consumers have choice in the online marketplace, it is time for the government to step in and enforce the antitrust laws."

—Just-a-man Bob Dole (whose law firm, according to his credit line, just happens to represent "a number of software companies") in a widely syndicated column.