Jason Kottke does some interesting calculations

10 petabytes of text messages would cost only $503 billion to print out (excluding paper costs, which would add ~$89 billion to the total). Who knew that texting was more expensive than inkjet printing by a factor of 20?

Well I don't find this very surprising. There's a reason books are delivered on paper rather than via a stream of text messages. (Okay, there might be other reasons, like order of invention.)

Click through to find out why he is calculating the cost of printing ten petabytes of text messages. It's all good fun.