Packing for vacation: what I squeezed into 601 grams

I managed to squeeze the following into only 601 grams, or for those more comfortable with non-metrics weights, about 1-1/3 pounds:

  • 18 issues (combined) of Asimov’s, Analog, and F&SF.
  • 4 issues of Clarkesworld
  • 4 issues of Lightspeed
  • 129 books
  • Seasons 1 & 2 (26 episodes) of Doctor Who
  • Season 4 (21 episodes) of Star Trek:Enterprise
  • 2 movies (White Christmas and Love Actually)
  • All of my works-in-progress and related notes
  • 27 issues of New Scientist
  • Enough kids shows and movies to keep the Little Man occupied

And you know what? There’s still room to cram more into that 601 grams.

Maybe there’s something to this e-format business after all.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

1 thought on “Packing for vacation: what I squeezed into 601 grams

  1. I envision you playing the Burgess Meredith character in a remake of the classic Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough at Last,” in which your device… well, let’s not go there. 🙂

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