Monday, February 16, 2009

The world's first webcam

The webcam was first used in the Computer Science Department of the Cambridge University in the year 1991. The webcam, then called the CoffeeCam, was not used for Videochatting but for pointing to the Trjan Room Coffee Pot and ran over MSNL (Multi Service Network Layer) - a network layer protocol designed for ATM networks.

Although, the camera was switched off on 22/Aug/2001 but the last picture clicked by the camera is shown above.

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