1991-1993 Trojan Room Coffee Pot The webcam was created to help people working in other parts of the building avoid pointless trips to the coffee room by providing, on the user's desktop computer, a live 128x128 grayscale picture of the state of the coffee pot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_room_coffee_pot
M arkets are conversations and the Internet is a facilitator of one of the grandest, most global of those conversations.
“ Their members communicate in language that is natural, open, honest, direct, funny and often shocking . Whether explaining or complaining, joking or serious, the human voice is unmistakably genuine. It can't be faked .”
2002: Six degrees of separation The Small World Project is an online experiment to test the idea that two people in the world can be connected via “ six degrees of separation ” http:// smallworld.columbia.edu /