His wife, Mackenzie, is also a Princeton University graduate
Before amazon.com, Bezos landed a few jobs on Wall Street, NYC. It was a time when computer science was an increasing demand in market trends. With this increasing rate of demand for computer science and the internet, Bezos immediately started to consider potential in a new type of business.
He quit his job on Wall Street, where he was Vice President of a leading financial group, and drove west to Seattle. His wife drove the car while he started to jot down his new business plan.
It was invented in the Trojan Room, one of the labs at Cambidge University. There were several labs in the building, and everyone who worked there had to share the one coffee pot which was placed right outside the Trojan Room.
The webcam took pictures of the coffee pot every now and then to show how much of it was available.
They connected a network of computers to show this image.