Reply to post: Re: "A billion ain't what it used to be"

No, Microsoft: Your one-billion Windows 10 goal is just sad ... really sad

Esme

Re: "A billion ain't what it used to be"

No, it was because our politicians were so much in bed with US politicians that they decreed that when talking finance 'a billion' would mean a thousand million rather than the more generally used million million. I'm with our Continetal chums on this one - if you want a name for 'a thousand million' there's the perfectly good milliard.

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