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Witness - The Trojan Room Coffee Pot

20 years ago the world's first webcam was set up - it was pointed at a pot of coffee. Computer scientists in Cambridge, UK, wanted to be able to check if there was coffee ready.

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.

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 3:50AM Sat, 24 Nov 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 12:50PM Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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  • Duration 10 minutes

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