The Importance of Considering a Spherical Cow

In the post — “Don’t believe everything you hear–even on TED” — I instinctively rejected the claim that it takes the energy equivalent of a lump of coal to transport one MB of data on them internets. I said that I would do the back of the envelop calculation upon request. Here it is for your kind information.
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A Favorite video from YouTube Play: “Lucky by All India Radio”

Go check out the videos shortlisted for playing at YouTube Play celebration event at the Guggenheim Museum. What’s that?
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