John McCarthy: Father of cloud computing dies

This content is 11 years old and may not reflect reality today nor the author’s current opinion. Please keep its age in mind as you read it.

If computers of the kind I have advocated become the computers of the future, then computing may someday be organized as a public utility just as the telephone system is a public utility… The computer utility could become the basis of a new and important industry.

John McCarthy speaking at the MIT Centennial in 1961