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November 2, 2007
There's a new webcam perched atop my notebook computer. Its lens is staring at me, taunting me, saying I will always be here watching you. Whoever manufactured it decided to mold it into a sphere, perhaps because they thought it would be the most aesthetically pleasing shape. Instead it is disconcerting, facing me as a disembodied eyeball would, pupil and iris and all. A robotic eyeball, that is what this is. I'm sitting here wondering, Is my every move being watched without me knowing it? I would never have any idea. So I sit here, hoping I am still anonymous.