How the world's first webcam made a coffee pot famous

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  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    Computer technology now moves so fast it's hard to remember life before the internet. But just 19 years ago at the beginning of the nineties, the fledgling world wide web had no search engines, no social networking sites, and no webcam.

    The scientists credited with inventing the first webcam - thereby launching the revolution that would bring us video chats and live webcasts - stumbled upon the idea in pursuit of something far more old-fashioned: hot coffee.

    ~ BBC News Technology
     
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    amazing.... what's more amazing is that most people take this technology for granted. when SHT, people will miss it a lot.
     
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    What fascinates me is that this technology often develops from something as mundane as keeping an eye on the coffee. :D
     
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