The smoke seen ’round the world

I guess somebody had to do it… MSNBC has trained a webcam on the Sistine Chapel chimney from which a puff of white smoke will herald the selection of a new pope. Some will no doubt see the “SmokeCam” as a revolution in you-are-there journalism. Now you, too, can experience the anticipation that comes with staring up at a chimney for hours at a time, waiting for the next round of papal balloting to end. Wake me up when someone says, “Habemus papam!”