In 1995, FutureWave approached Adobe to sell their FutureSplash application which was a precursor of Flash. Adobe turned them down only to later acquire Macromedia and their products including Flash.
Though the digital data on the Internet resides on millions of interconnected servers, the net itself is just data transfer which takes place by electrons and radio waves. Russell Seitz, a physicist, tried to find the weight of the Internet based on this. His calculations, using Einstein's famous e = mc2 formula, revealed that the mighty Internet weighs as much as a strawberry. [more...]