A Californian computer scientist has determined that the total weight of the internet – or rather, of the electrons that ‘make the internet work’ – is about 50g. In other words, the internet weighs the same as the average strawberry.
The fact that the internet weighs the same as a strawberry doesn’t really mean anything. But Professor John Kubiatowicz‘s calculations have captured the imaginations of many people who have often wondered what the internet would be like if it could be seen and touched.
While the internet weighs about as much as a strawberry, it’s not clear whether it’s the same shape, colour or taste. Some people have suggested that it tastes a little like chicken.