but how does he calculate the weight of the tubes?

Shouldn't the weight of the internet be calculated based on the weight of the infrastructure? Servers, routers, switches, fiber and Ethernet cables, racks, UPSes, anything you'd find in a data center. In which case, it's a lot more than 50 grams.

"I am the head of IT and I have it on good authority that if you type 'Google' into Google, you can break the Internet. So please, no one try it, even for a joke."

This is like much of astronomy, based entirely on wild ass guesses (assumptions) and treating it as solid fact. (assumptions about the number of stars, people don't count in the billions, let alone in the trillions – and in this case, assumptions of the number of servers, amount of data, etc. The math process might be right, but it's based on massive assumptions that can never possibly be accurate, yet they go on about it like ti's stone cold fact. Quite annoying.)

I disagree based on this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDbyYGrswtg

"The internet doesn't weigh anything."

but how does he calculate the weight of the tubes?

Shouldn't the weight of the internet be calculated based on the weight of the infrastructure? Servers, routers, switches, fiber and Ethernet cables, racks, UPSes, anything you'd find in a data center. In which case, it's a lot more than 50 grams.

"I am the head of IT and I have it on good authority that if you type 'Google' into Google, you can break the Internet. So please, no one try it, even for a joke."

This is like much of astronomy, based entirely on wild ass guesses (assumptions) and treating it as solid fact. (assumptions about the number of stars, people don't count in the billions, let alone in the trillions – and in this case, assumptions of the number of servers, amount of data, etc. The math process might be right, but it's based on massive assumptions that can never possibly be accurate, yet they go on about it like ti's stone cold fact. Quite annoying.)