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!
One of the main aims of the Internet Archive is to digitize books. As of 2014, it has 33 scanning centers in 5 different countries. Over 1000 books are digitized each day. [more...]