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December 1, 2013 AT 12:01 am

Witness, The Trojan Room Coffee Pot

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Witness, The Trojan Room Coffee Pot.

Twenty years ago the world’s first webcam was created – and it was pointed at a pot of coffee. A camera was set up because computer scientists wanted to be able to see if a coffee pot in a room at Cambridge University was was full and fresh – or empty – and thus not worth a journey to the room where the coffee pot was kept. Soon computer geeks around the world were checking it daily.


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