"I'm projecting somewhere between 100 million and 200 million computers on the Net by the end of December 2000, and about 300 million users by that same time."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Vinton Cerf on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Vinton Cerf on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Vinton Cerf on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Vinton Cerf on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Vinton Cerf on Bill Gates
"At some point, you can't lift this boulder with just your own strength. And if you find that you need to move bigger and bigger boulders up hills, you will need more and more help."
"In the earliest days, this was a project I worked on with great passion because I wanted to solve the Defense Department's problem: it did not want proprietary networking and it didn't want to be confined to a single network technology."