That is why I think I am getting addicted to WebCams. I can set my computer screen to be a window on the world. If I am in the mood, I can have snow covered mountains, a beautiful nightscape (Paris), watch the Vatican, see the ocean waves, check out a sunset (or the sunrise in Antartica). The images of the world are there for me... and they are live (almost). At work, this can make things palitable.
Besides, when my new system is purchased (still waiting on that tax refund... who would of thought you could get more money back from the US Federal government than you put in??) I will have that lovely broadband connection. The reminants of my broken computer plus a small projection monitor that will be dedicated to being a "window" to the world.
I would make this in the IGW thread, but it is not really gaming. It is however "cool".