The 25th anniversary of the webcam: What did it bring us? | Advanced Mobile Spy Software
How did the webcam progress from a simple convenience to a worldwide security concern in 25 years? November 2018 can be marked as the 25th anniversary of the webcam. This is a bit of an arbitrary choice, but if we consider a webcam that was installed at the University of Cambridge to keep an eye on the coffee level in the shared coffeemaker as the first one, then it's been 25 years already. And those 25 years are measured from the moment the images were viewable over the Internet. (The images had been visible on the universities' intranet since a few years before.) Definition of a webcam According to Wikipedia: A webcam is a video camera that feeds or streams its image in real time to or through a computer to a computer network. We deviate slightly from this definition by only considering cameras that are visible on the Internet. The first official webcam The first camera was actually installed in the late 1980's so that employees could avoid walking all the way to the coffeemaker to