[r-t] Big search

Mark Davies mark at snowtiger.net
Tue Jan 22 22:35:41 UTC 2008


> According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales, the UK
> government officially adopted billion=10^9 (etc) in 1974, but some
> countries still use the other system.

We've got to allow the Americans to get one thing right...

Let's face it, no-one wants to have to say "thousand million" when they 
could say "billion".


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