[extropy-chat] a nano question
pj at pj-manney.com
Wed Apr 4 02:42:50 UTC 2007
>The current American usage of 1 million as 1e6 and 1 billion as 1e9 is expected to prevail but in the past parts of Europe including England specified 1e6 as a milliard and 1e9 as a million. Perhaps your source materials were of European origin.
That makes sense, although it's pretty funny that the US gov't (who won't change to metric, etc.) are using European numerics by mistake!
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