"If you think you've seen this movie before, you are right. Cloud computing is based on the time-sharing model we leveraged years ago before we could afford our own computers. The idea is to share computing power among many companies and people, thereby reducing the cost of that computing power to those who leverage it. The value of time share and the core value of cloud computing are pretty much the same, only the resources these days are much better and more cost effective." - David Linthicum, author, Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide

 "I don't need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster... carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison." - Steve Jobs, late chairman of Apple (1997)

First to mind when asked what 'the cloud' is, a majority respond it’s either an actual cloud, the sky, or something related to weather." - Citrix Cloud Survey Guide (August 2012)

"The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can't think of anything that isn't cloud computing with all of these announcements. The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women's fashion. Maybe I'm an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It's complete gibberish. It's insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?" - Larry Ellison, chairman, Oracle

Wer in exponentiellen Zeiten seine Leistung nur schrittweise verbessert, fällt exponentiell zurück.    Curt Carlson