Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Hmmm - interesting.....

A Billion?

The next time you hear someone in government, or big business, rather casually use a number that includes the word 'billion,' think about the actual volume of a 'billion.'A billion is a difficult number to comprehend.

One advertising agency did a rather good job of putting that figure into perspective in one of its releases:

* A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

* A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

* A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age

* A billion days ago no creature walked the earth on two feet.

* But. a billion dollars lasts only 8 hours and 20 minutes at the rate the government spends it.

"Does that help to put it into perspective??

2 comments:

Rylah said...

wow! perspective alright!

Kathleen said...

Wow! I am gobsmacked!