But that wasn't the case when Steve Chambers bought a Quikcam in 1994.
He wasn't sure what to make of online streaming video.
So, he pointed his Webcam at an ant farm.
Now 15 years later, more than 1.2 million visitors have watched the industrious insects at StevesAntFarm.com.
He says the online ant farm gets people thinking about when they were kids.
The Maryland man does more online than just gaze at ants.
He's also the designer of the NASA.gov Web site.