The first successful message sent over ARPANET was the word “login” on October 29, 1969. Charley Kline, a student at UCLA, sent the message from the university’s SDS Sigma 7 Host computer to the Stanford Research Institute’s SDS 940 Host computer.
This makes Charley Kline the first Internet user!
John D. Kubiatowicz, a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, estimated that the Amazon Kindle ebook reader gains 10^-18 grams when it's fully loaded with books. The calculation is based on the number of electrons that are actually used to store the books! [more...]