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!
The world's first disposable camera was developed by A. D. Weir at Photo-Pac in 1949. The cardboard device could shoot 8 photos and could then be mailed to the company at Dallas. The prints would arrive in a week. [more...]