Some great quotes from BillG here given recently at the ETRE conference in Berlin... for example:

...developing the next version of Windows (aka Longhorn) "costs as much as putting a man on the moon."

... he predicted that in three years a cockpit-type environment of three 21-inch displays will cost about what one 19-inch flat-panel display costs today (US$655 at Gateway.com).

ALso, some interesting quotes from Joe Schoendorf, a venture capitalist at Accel Partners:

... we are about to enter a gold rush unlike any I ve seen in 38 years in Silicon Valley.

... Everything installed in the world today is obsolete& Companies are paying in monthly service costs what it would cost them to build a complete new platform.

... I ve never seen so many good ideas in Silicon Valley, because there are so many unmet needs.

... He sees the major activity in six areas: ultrawide broadband wireless, pervasive computing, home entertainment, mobile devices, e-commerce, and web services.