[ih] Early IoT: anyone remember The Internet Toaster and Crane? :D
the keyboard of geoff goodfellow
geoff at iconia.com
Thu Jul 9 13:30:17 PDT 2020
and then there was "*Jennifer Kaye Ringley* (born August 10, 1976)
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Ringley#cite_note-FAQ-1> is an Internet
personality <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_celebrity> and former
lifecaster <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifecasting_(video_stream)>. *She
is known for creating the popular website** JenniCam*.
live webcams transmitted static shots from cameras aimed through windows or at
coffee pots <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_Room_coffee_pot>.
Ringley's innovation was simply to allow others to view her daily
activities. *She was the first web-based "lifecaster".*
retired from lifecasting at the end of 2003.
In June 2008, CNET hailed JenniCam as one of the greatest defunct websites
in history. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Ringley#cite_note-4>
On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 10:10 AM vinton cerf <vgcerf at gmail.com> wrote:
> the coffee pot watcher was surely one of the first webcams I can remember.
> I think there were some in Hawaii and maybe NZ as well. Wellington, NZ was
> one of the first cities to have an official website, I think.
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 10:48 AM the keyboard of geoff goodfellow via
> Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
>> there was also "The *Trojan Room coffee pot* was a coffee machine
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_machine> located next to the
>> so-called Trojan Room in the old Computer Laboratory
>> the University of Cambridge
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Cambridge>, England, which
>> 1991 provided the inspiration for the world's first webcam
>> On Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 4:37 AM Miles Fidelman via Internet-history <
>> internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
>> > On 7/9/20 4:05 AM, Lars Brinkhoff via Internet-history wrote:
>> > > How about Arpanet of Things?
>> > >
>> > > Danny Hillis connected elevator buttons to MIT's Chaosnet, and by
>> > > extension Arpanet. Users could type a special key combination on
>> > > keyboards to call the elevator to Tech Square floors 8 or 9. Another
>> > > key would buzz open the door to the machine room on the 9th floor.
>> > > Source code for this is available.
>> > A fraternity brother. I'm reminded that some of the folks who strung
>> > the wires talked rather proudly about it being a "black bag job,"
>> > carried out with the stealth of a special forces operation, and things
>> > like covering the wires with grease to make them look like they'd always
>> > been there.
>> > And then there was the Fresh Pond traffic camera, at BBN - I can't
>> > remember who's office it was in, but it was down the hall from mine, at
>> > one time. (Why is it that I've managed to have front row seats for some
>> > of these things, but managed to miss the direct action. Same again for
>> > the MIT Blackjack Team - classmates, neighbors, close, but no cigar.
>> > Sigh...)
>> > Miles Fidelman
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