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Oldest webcam connected to the internet, not offline after 25 years

2019-09-03T13:50:23.998Z

The oldest webcam connected to the internet does not go offline after 25 years. The FogCam was supposed to be taken offline in August, but a statement on the website shows that San Francisco State University continues to support the project.


The oldest webcam connected to the internet does not go offline after 25 years. The FogCam was supposed to be taken offline in August, but a statement on the website shows that San Francisco State University continues to support the project.

The FogCam was posted online in 1994 as a project of two students at San Francisco State University. Originally the webcam showed the university campus, but the device has been moved regularly over the past 25 years.

The webcam was supposed to be taken offline on August 30 because State University no longer had a place to safely hang the camera. As a result of media attention, the university would have reconsidered this decision.

"San Francisco State University has supported the operation of the FogCam since its inception in 1994, which was a huge technological milestone at the time," says the official statement. "The university is looking forward to continuing the webcam heritage."

One of the initiators of the FogCam complained in August about the lack of support on behalf of State University. "The university tolerates us, but they don't actually support us, so we have to find safe locations ourselves (to place the webcam, ed.)," He told the San Francisco Chronicle .

See also: Webcam 25 years old: From coffee pot to pot watchers

Source: nunl

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