A nerd’s superstition

Recently I noticed that superstitions about the Apple iSight cameras are still around. Still it makes some people paranoid. It reminds me of a interesting forum post on MacRumors from 2010:

“Hey everyone, iSight camera on the MBP makes me paranoid. I mean, i’ve never used a laptop with built-in camera before, in fact i’ve never used a laptop before. When using a webcam on desktop i used it and unplugged it because of the fear of being watched.

I mean how are we so sure somebody is not watching us or recording us? I don’t want to put a black tape to my isight. Is there a way we can be certain? This idea freaks me out. All ideas welcomed.

ps: reading 1984 makes you more and more paranoid about these issues. Big brother…

Source: Macbook Pro and iSight makes me paranoid” macrumors.com


For anyone being interested, here are some details about George Orwell’s 1984.

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