Jasen Betts wrote: >quasi wrote: >> 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. > >never!
I've acknowledged my error several times already.
>since 1974 it's been 10^9 (and before that 10^12)