Answer: A coffee pot
The first webcam was built like many inventions to save time. In the 1990s, the computer lab at the University of Cambridge had a rather unfavorable break room, which lecturers and students called the Trojan Room. In 1
Two years later, in 1993, when early web browsers used inline images, the camera setup received an upgrade. Daniel Gordon and Martyn Johnson connected the camera to the Internet through a streaming server. It began to make live shots of the coffee pot at a rate of one image per second. Although checking whether a pot of coffee was full or not may seem trivial to modern, media-savvy Internet users, the Cambridge coffee pot was one of the most visited sites on the early Internet.
The coffee cam remained online from 1993 to 2001 when the computer department moved to new facilities.