- 1969: As of now, computer networks are still in their infancy, but as they grow up and become sophisticated, we will probably see the spread of 'computer utilities', which like present electric and telephone utilities, will service individual homes and offices across the country. - Leonard Kleinrock, UCLA
- 1984: The network is the computer. - John Gage, Sun Microsystems
- 2008: The data center is the computer. - David Patterson, UC Berkeley
- 2008: Cloud is the computer. - Rajkumar Buyya, Melbourne University
From the book "Distributed and Cloud Computing" by Kai Hwang et al.