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Author Topic: How much does the internet weigh?  (Read 3841 times)

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How much does the internet weigh?
« on: June 01, 2007, 09:05:21 PM »
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How heavy is information? Most of us know that computers represent all types of information—e-mails, documents, video clips, Web pages, everything—as streams of binary digits, 1s and 0s. These digits are mathematical entities, but they are also tangible ones: They are embodied and manipulated as voltages in electronic circuits. Therefore, every bit of data must have some mass, albeit minuscule. This prompted DISCOVER to ask the question: How much would all the data sent through the Internet on an average day weigh?


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Re: How much does the internet weigh?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2007, 10:17:54 AM »
For those who don't want to read all of the scientific background info:
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The weight of the Internet adds up to just about 0.2 millionths of an ounce.