FUN FACT: The first webcam was invented at The University of Cambridge to let people know if the coffee pot was full or not.
Not as FUN FACT, but interesting: it was called the Trojan Room Coffee Pot and lived in the University of Cambridge.
For 18 years the FBI has been wiretapping phone lines as a means for surveillance on persons of interest in their ongoing investigations. In 1994, the U.S. wiretapping law was passed, several years prior to the World Wide Web. This law gives the FBI full access to your private conversations on any phone lines. Now, the FBI wants to change the law so that they can tap into your Internet conversations as well.
Overheard by Brad O’Farrell
In its newest exhibition, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., takes on a topic near and dear to us all: home.
Running through the center of the exhibition, which includes actual wall frames and a spread of some 200 quintessential household objects, is a fabulous row of 14 celebrated American houses, reproduced as intricate scale models.
Photo: Fallingwater, Model by Studios Eichbaum + Arnold, 2010. Photo by Museum staff.
Ed note: Our video on Palladio: America’s architectural grandfather.
Anyone else have the Fallingwater LEGOs?