Cloud computing is believed to have been invented by Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider known simply as J. C. R. or “Lick”, in the 1960s with his work on Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) to connect people and data from anywhere at any time.
“Lick”, was an American psychologist and computer scientist who is considered one of the most important figures in computer science and general computing history.
He is especially associated with being one of the first to anticipate current style intelligent processing and its application to all way of exercises; and furthermore as an Internet pioneer with an early vision of an overall PC network some time before it was constructed.
Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider did a lot to start this by financing research which drove a lot of it, including the present authoritative graphical UI, and the ARPANET, the immediate archetype to the Internet.
In an interview in 1988, Joseph Carl Robnett (J.C.R.) Licklider told for reporter Joseph Carl Robnett:
A cloud would jam the whole business, because the computer, having delivered the cloud, all of the pixels in the picture of the cloud — so there was a poor guy who sat there was a light gun, which was an old human-engineered light pen that you held like so — and he would go around all of the clouds, telling the computer: “Don’t bother to computing anything in these places.”
That’s a poor example of interactive computing because it’s so ridiculous, but it was clear in the Sage System that a lot of what you were doing in the command and control was very closed-loop short time stuff. When I went to ARPA, there was the assumption that we were going to run a command and control project, and it was my conviction that you can’t really do command and control with batch processing? So I finally won my point.
“Compared to all the money you spend on command and control with batch processing, this is small change. Let’s not ask too many questions about it, let’s just do it,” and I got agreement about that, and we were off and running.