From IT Matters: Nicholas Carr on Utility Computing, the Dangers of Internet Culture, and the Google Brain:

Nicholas Carr, author of The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison To Google
Nicholas Carr, author of The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison To Google

In his latest book, the former Harvard Business Review executive editor finds striking parallels between the rise of “utility computing” and the emergence of electrical utilities in the early decades of the twentieth century.