The first message over the Internet (actually it’s predecessor, ARPANET) was the word “login” on October 29, 1969. Should we celebrate Internet birthday on this day?
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...]