About 8 billion electrons are used for an average email of 50KB. If one were to weight all these, it turns out that the message weighs about “two ten thousandths of a quadrillionth of an ounce”.
Ryan Maguire created a song from the sound bits removed by MP3 compression of Tom's Diner. He called it, "moDernisT", which is an anagram of the original song name. Suzanne Vega's hit was used as a testbed song by Karlheinz Brandenburg when he developed MP3. [more...]