Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
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Coffee!

I'm writing about webcams and I needed a funny fact; I decided to mention the Trojan coffee cam of which the original developer says: "The image was only updated about three times a minute, but that was fine because the pot filled rather slowly, and it was only greyscale, which was also fine, because so was the coffee."
In 1996, it had had more 'visitors' than King's College Chapel and was therefore the number one tourist attraction in East Anglia; when it was turned off in 2001 it hit the front pages on the Times and Washington Post! And I used to watch it on slow afternoons!
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