The coffee pot that lead to the invention of the webcam

The Trojan Room Coffee Pot has a place in history.
It was a bog-standard coffee machine of the kind that you coud find in most offices in the 1990s. This particular one lived in  the old computer lab (the Trojan Room) at the University of Cambridge. In 1991 it provided the inspiration for the world’s first webcam because folk didn’t want leave their desks and go to the Trojan Room and find that the coffee wasn’t ready…Guessed the rest?
Read it on I Didn’t Have My Glasses On…the blog of regular reader Beth (Hi Beth!) This made me smile and is a lovely bit of trivial social history

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