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 first song released exclusively on iTunes that hit the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #22 was "Across the Universe". This was in March 2005, a little less than 2 years after the launch of the online music store. [more...]