Wednesday, May 18, 2005

It's just a billion …

Sometimes, it's diffucult for me to get my head around certain numbers, like infinity, for example. On a less taxing note, try it with the word billion. The next time you hear a politician use the word billion, think about whether you want that politician spending your tax money.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into perspective in one of its releases. 
A billion seconds ago it was 1973.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
A billion days ago no one walked on two feet on earth.
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government spends it.

Tip O' The Hat to PeeVee