In an article in Telephony, Karen Egolf reported on an expert panel appearing at Internet World '95 in Boston. The panel was titled "The Internet in Year 2010." John Patrick, vice president of Internet applications at IBM., commented on how networked devices would be everywhere in the future: "Almost everything will have an Internet Protocol address - vending machines, your refrigerators, maybe toasters. We'll all have IP addresses and that's what's going to make up the Internet: the interconnection of devices."
The Year 2010: Internet to the Toaster