Am 30.04.2013 09:27, schrieb quasi: > RichD wrote: > >> Yesterday, I was on a college shuttle bus. The driver >> was telling a passenger about the alumni donors, that >> you have to give a billion $ to get your name on a >> monument; "Do you know how much is a billion? >> It's about a hundred million" >> >> Are bus drivers allowed to vote? This explains much. > > In the UK, a billion _is_ equal to 100 million. > > In the US, a billion equals 1000 million. > > Perhaps the bus driver had a UK-based education. > > quasi >
That is new to me.
I thought, in Europe a billion is 10^(12), i.e. 1000*1000 millions.