Most people talk about the internet in terms of volume of data stored, data transmitted, or even the number of data centers and servers. What about weight? How much does the internet weigh?
It’s a peculiar question and more of a thought exercise than anything else. None the less it’s an interesting look at a side of data transmission and storage that people rarely think about. Watch the above video to see how one can calculate the physical weight of the internet.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 11/3/11