cramming megabytes into a hydrogen atom

Lyle Burkhead (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 21:08:24 -0500 (EST)

The following appeared on the list this afternoon (i.e. Monday):

:: :: How?
:: Cancel that question. You were just saying that as far as the
:: Bekenstein Bound is concerned, one could store megabytes of data in a
:: hydrogen atom; that's why the bound is "loose."
:: I have a fever tonight.
:: Lyle

Please understand that this was written Saturday night, a few hours
after my original post in which I asked "How?" I realized that I had
missed the point and I wanted to retract the question before anyone
responded. I don't know why it took a day and a half for the post to
appear. There is also a resend which may appear eventually.

Thanks to Forrest Bishop, Anders Sandberg, and John Clark for their